Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play Morpheus In SANDMAN Movie?
Neil Gaiman's Sandman has been in development as a film and TV series for years. Nothing has really progressed, but it looked like it was getting close a couple of times. Now, according to Badass Digest, Warner Bros. is looking to possibly give it another go. They say that Dark Knight and Man of Steel scribe David Goyer has pitched a take on the comic to Warner Bros., and apparently the studio has been very receptive.
The site also claims that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could end up playing Morpheus in the adaptation. There's also a very small chance he could direct the film. None of this is set in stone, but they do say it's a possibility. It would be really interesting to see Gordon-Levitt as Morpheus, I think he would be awesome. As you know, he's also in talks with Marvel about possibly playing Doctor Strange.
Who knows if Sandman will actually go into development, but with talent like Gordon-Levitt and Goyer involved there's a good chance something will happen with it. We'll just have to wait and see.
Sandman launched DC Comic's Vertigo imprint, which ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman's worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming, a deity who personifies dreams. The book began in the horror realm but quickly made its mark in fantasy and mythology as Gaiman introduced the Endless, a group of powerful brothers and sisters named Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire, and Delirium (as well as Dream).