The Sandman: An Unnecessarily Comprehensive Movie Fancast
by Susana Polo | 1:12 pm, January 6th, 2014
Allow Us To Explain
So there’s a Sandman movie adaptation in the works, with a big name producer that no one quite expected: Joseph Gordon Levitt. Naturally, when a performer known primarily as an actor is tapped for a behind the scenes role in what could be a major franchise, rumors are going to swirl about his starring role in it as well. If you ask me, however (and well, you are reading this post, aren’t you?), there are other folks who’d be much better suited to the titular role in The Sandman, and lots of other roles in The Sandman that Levitt would be better suited for.
And thinking about how one would cast a movie featuring seven characters who can appear quite different depending on who is looking at them led quite naturally to pasting Wikipedia’s list of Sandman characters into a large Google document, enlisting the help of contributor Zoe Chevat, and throwing names at it until I’d come up with a cast that no Hollywood studio would have the money, or the representational cojones, to ever bring to the screen.
Please enjoy the fruits of my labors, and, as always, sweet dreams.