Neil Gaiman knows that the process to adapt The Sandman to a series took several years and revealed which was the process that involved a real challenge
In a few weeks, the dream that Neil Gaiman had for decades will be crystallized when The Sandman finally premieres its adaptation to a series for digital platforms, in a process that had more than difficult moments.
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In a chat with his fans, through his Tumblr social network account, Gaiman revealed that the process for choosing the actor who will play Morpheus was one of the
“Casting Morpheus was absolutely the hardest part of doing the series. I don’t even know how many people auditioned. Could have been more than 700”.
Gaiman reiterated that compared to other DC Comics characters, such as Superman, Morpheus needed an actor with a low profile, for something he ruled out big names to choose Tom Sturridge as the King of Dreams.
“Morpheus isn’t a superhero, but if you’re looking at the cast of Superman, it helps if you don’t cast an actor with too much baggage; you don’t want someone who’s bigger than history”
Will the series carry an error from the comics?
The memes/captions are cracking me up… so here’s an HD version to really get ya going. Can’t wait to see y’all in a month 💕 pic.twitter.com/kOxhQglpUN
— Mason Alexander Park (@MasonAPark) July 5, 2022
In recent days, the actor Mason A Park, who will play Desire, shared a photo, which is inspired by one of the vignettes, which Gaiman himself acknowledged was wrongly drawn.
Faced with questions about this “error” led to the series, Gaiman acknowledged that the commitment of the production team to deliver a quality series is greater.
“The answer is, committed enough to leave a mistake from the comics to show that we’re paying attention.”.
The Sandman follows in the footsteps of Morpheus, the God of sleep, and his impact on the world, as he tries to right the cosmic and human mistakes he made during his existence.
The result is a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend seamlessly intertwine.
The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.
Also starring are Jenna Coleman as Joanna Constantine, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, and Mason Alexander Park as Desire.
Allan Heinberg will write the series, and Neil Gaiman will serve as producer, alongside David S. Goyer, who has participated in projects such as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight film trilogy.
The Sandman will be released on August 5, 2022 through the most famous digital entertainment platform.
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Dreamcatchers have arrived at SMASH and DC Black Label
Legendary artist P. Craig Russell returns to the world of Dreams to adapt Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano’s original illustrated novel into a riveting new interpretation in comic book format.
Retelling Gaiman’s celebrated story of a humble young monk and the magical fox who falls in love with him, Russell brings to life all aspects of the wondrous and evocative world found in this timeless fable of desire, sacrifice and love. that was never intended to exist.
SMASH and DC Black Label bring you The Dreamcatchers, the fourteenth volume of the Sandman 30th anniversary collection that you cannot miss.
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