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THE SANDMAN: Neil Gaiman Thinks Tom Hiddleton or Benedict Cumberbatch Could Play Sandman

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Neil Gaiman Wants Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleton to Play Sandman. Neil Gaiman has been busy with the film adaptation of his comic series The Sandman alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Goyer. With casting yet to be announced, the author has some suggestions.

Speaking with RadioTimes, the DC Vertgo series creator talked about the meetings taking place and the drafts he’s been reading for the script. With no idea who will be playing the title character named Morpheus, Gaiman thought of two men who could play the part despite their ties to Marvel.

It’s a funny thing with Morpheus. Again, it’s that thing where you look around and think, ‘Yes this person would be a fantastic person’, and then time passes. There was a time Johnny Depp would’ve been a great Morpheus, but now he’s too old and it’s fine. I think the first time I saw Benedict was as Sherlock Holmes, I thought, ‘Wow, that’s incredibly Morpheus’. And fans probably thought the same because they immediately started doing fan-art, meshing the two of them up…Then again, Tom Hiddleston is still out there! And the truth is, as far as I’m concerned, anybody who sounds English with great cheekbones can probably pull it off.

So do you think these guys can play Morpheus? Have any ideas on who should play the lead?

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Mufsin Mahbub

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