Netflix's Sandman Unveils First Look At Gwendoline Christie's Lucifer - See The Photos
While there is not yet a release date for The Sandman, it will stream exclusively on the streaming service.
DC has released a first look at Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer in the highly-anticipated Netflix adaptation of the popular Neil Gaiman co-created graphic novel series Sandman. The unveiling was part of the festivities and wall-to-wall announcements during DC FanDome--the comics giant's free, global virtual fan event.
As Gaiman himself said earlier this year, he's held off for 30 years "successfully battling bad movies of Sandman." Netflix's recent Tudum event showcased a quick clip of the series--DC FanDome has given us a first look at yet another character.
The Sandman comic first debuted in 1988, written by Gaiman and art by Sam Kieth (issues 1-5) and Mike Dringenberg. The series follows Dream--who is also called The Sandman, Morpheus, Lord of Dreaming, The Shaper, etc.--who has been a prisoner for 70 years and must rebuild his kingdom, which has collapsed in his absence.
There was a previous attempt made to adapt Sandman in 2016, when Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt was on board to star and produce a movie version, but that collapsed when Gordon-Levitt walked away, stating that he and studio executives couldn't "see eye-to-eye on what makes Sandman special."
While there is not yet a release date for The Sandman, it will stream exclusively on Netflix.
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