The Sandman creator Neil Gaiman explains why Tom Ellis will not play Lucifer in the series adaptation of his comic.
After bringing him to life for six years and winning over the public, fans wondered why cast Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer instead of Tom Ellis for The Sandman series.
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And it is that the election of the Game of Thrones actress has been a constant source of controversy in which Gaiman himself has led the defense of the election. From the fact of failing network users who complain that Christie is a woman while Lucifer is a man, the writer has argued that in the comics the character is androgynous, devoid of sex.
Recently on Twitter, a fan questioned Neil Gaiman why the casting of Tom Ellis was not the direction the production of The Sandman decided to take, giving Gwendoline Christie the role. To this, Gaiman replied that the character, after six seasons, is very far from the continuity that will be told in the Netflix series, which will start from the beginning of the original comic.
“Because his Lucifer, although inspired by the Sandman’s Lucifer, is so far in terms of continuity from the Sandman to the end of LUCIFER, that it’s easier for everyone to go back to the comics version. And so it is not known what our Lucifer is going to do. Tom’s is adorable.”
Because his Lucifer, while inspired by the Lucifer in Sandman, is so far away in terms of Sandman continuity by the end of LUCIFER, that it’s easier on everyone to go back to the version in the comics. And this way you don’t know what our Lucifer is going to do. Tom’s is lovable. https://t.co/UwtI5vPEkQ
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) May 23, 2022
The Sandman will be based on Gaiman’s graphic novel series first published in 1989 by Vertigo Comics, and will star Tom Sturridge, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Patton Oswalt and Gwendoline Christie, among others.
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