The Sandman is one of the best-known history series in DC Comics, all thanks to the pen of Neil Gaiman. The fantastic story of Sueño will soon have an adaptation on Netflix, however, it is not the first time that we have seen a cast of big stars shaping the adventure. In the audible version released last year, James McAvoy plays Dream; now the 42-year-old actor talks about his version of the characters and the one seen in the original play.
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First released in 1989, The Sandman is an extensive multi-volume work. The 75-issue series culminated in publication in 1996, but later some special publications with new stories, prequels, or alternate stories were sold. The success was seen from the beginning and The Sandman gained a good reputation among comic book consumers, becoming a cult product and one of the most popular stories in its market.
Although The Sandman is a very long story full of adventures and characters, the most basic synopsis is this: Dream, the Lord of Dreams, was imprisoned for decades by a cult on Earth; When he finally frees himself from his shackles, he goes in search of some tools that will assure him control over his rooms, but the path will lead him to trouble spots.
James mcavoy was chosen as a dream for the audible version of The Sandman, a product released in the middle of last year and which covers the first three volumes of the comic. But for James his version of Dream is different from the one written with Gaiman. Here’s his explanation during a recent interview with Collider:
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I let my imagination do the work for me. I mean, as much as the listener does or will have to do. If I can’t imagine it, then the listener won’t get much of a chance. So no, I’m letting my imagination do all the work. And I also think that my Dream is a bit different from the original work. In my mind it is anyway.
The actor delves into his argument by pointing out that imagination was a fundamental part of his version of Dream, and that the one read in con Gaiman has different features:
I do not know. There is something quite peculiar about a lot of the original work, which is great. And I’m not saying it’s not him to people who see it that way, but I don’t know. Sometimes he looked a little more ordinary. Sometimes, there’s something weirdly banal about Morpheus that I quite like, because he’s so … He’s not ethereal, but he’s a fantastic physical figure. And yet there is sometimes something quite mundane and domestic about him. I quite like that.
Part 2 of the audible adaptation of The Sandman featuring James mcavoy premiered on September 22.
Meanwhile, Netflix is steadily moving forward with its own adaptation of The Sandman And there is no human on Earth who can do anything about it, not even those who are dissatisfied with the diverse cast of the series. There were not a few who protested in networks about the actors chosen for the production, however, that is something that a Neil gaiman he honestly doesn’t care. The author has been dreaming of an adaptation at the height of his story for many years, and for this he has had to fight against numerous forces that sought to bring the story to the big screen in a mediocre way. Will your wishes finally be fulfilled?
The Sandman on Netflix will have as its main star Tom Sturridge, an actor who will finally play Sueño in the first formal and audiovisual adaptation in history. At the moment no release date has been confirmed.
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