Sandman Creator Neil Gaiman Reveals Which Infinity He Wants To See More In Season 2
Vertigo and DC Comics just released their live-action series based on The sand man comics on Netflix, with fans certainly happy with the adaptation. The sand man features an incredible cast with actors such as Tom Sturridge in Dream and Gwenolyn Christie in Lucifer. The series stays true to its source material, which is partly due to the arrival of creator Neil Gaiman as executive producer. Gaiman recently spoke with ComicBook.com’s Chris Killian, where he revealed which of The Endless he’d like to see in season two of the series.
“Delirium is still, she is, I mean, Delirium. I loved Delirium because she wrote her own dialogue and most of the characters go there. Most of the characters, you have to start at the page and flip the things in your head and type them carefully, and all I would have to do for Delerium is find a really good straight line, and then I type what she said and it’s like, okay , that’s awesome,” Gaiman said. “There’s a part of my brain that’s always delivering Delerium lines. So, I mean, she’s, to me, she’s just my favorite and an absolute delight. That said, there’s Curbing Hell Baptiste because “she fills the screen as Death. She’s absolutely there, as adorable and as kind and as good as I ever hoped for my death today. So I’d like to see more of her too.
Recently, Gaiman revealed during a chat with Entertainment Weekly why he refused to participate in previous Sandman projects.
“I had refused to get involved,” Gaiman said of previous adaptations, the most recent with Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached to both direct and star. “I had refused to write them, I refused to be the executive producer. “I don’t do it because I knew that if I did I would lose the only power I had, which was to be able denounce a bad Sandman film. Fortunately, Sandman was simply too expensive for anyone to justify making it. And if you’re trying to make a Sandman movie, the first question is, what do you throw away? Because Sandman, when finished, is 3,000 comic book pages. So what is your movie?
Gaiman then recalled some of the bad adaptations that nearly happened, including a version by Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avary that was finished as soon as he pitched it to the heads of Warner Bros. He also spoke of a version by producer Jon Peters (of Kevin Smith’s Superman movie with giant spider fame), adding: “There was a version of the script, and I’ll never forget the first line: ‘ A-ha, stupid mortals! As if your puny weapons could hurt me, the mighty Dream Lord, the Sandman!’ And it got worse from there.”
Tom Sturridge leads the series’ all-star cast playing the titular character and Lord of Dreams. He plays alongside Gwendoline Christie in Lucifer, Charles Dance in Roderick Burgess, Asim Chaudhry in Abel, Sanjeev Bhaskar in Cain, Jenna Coleman in Johanna Constantine, Joely Richardson in Ethel Cripps, David Thewlis in John Dee, Boyd Holbrook in The Corinthian, Stephen Freey. as Gilbert, Patton Oswalt as the voice of Raven Matthew from Dream, and as Dream’s siblings, Mason Alexander Park as Desire and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death. The first season of the series is now streaming on Netflix.
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