It was learned that Michael Jackson wanted to play Morpheus in The Sandman.
It turned out that Michael Jackson, who bears the title of ‘king of pop’, wanted to revive the character of Morpheus in the famous comic book series The Sandman years ago.
It turned out that the American pop icon Michael Jackson, who died in 2009, wanted to revive the ‘King of Dreams’ in the comic book series The Sandman.
Neil Gaiman, author of the comic, said, “In 1996, Warner Bros. “I was taken to their studio, and the president at the time asked me if Michael Jackson was calling him and if I could play him as Morpeus in The Sandman.”
Reminding that everyone was very excited about the idea of turning the comic into a television series, Gaiman put on an expression that showed that he did not take kindly to this idea.
As a matter of fact, no Sandman project took place during the lifetime of the star, who died in 2009.
British actor Tom Sturridge plays Morpheus, the King of Dreams. Sturridge’s performance and fit for the role received thumbs up from many critics and fans.
The famous comic book series was penned by British writer Neil Gaiman between 1989 and 1996.
The Sandman, which has received great acclaim all over the world, has also received a second season approval.
Talking during a new appearance on a live episode of the Happy Sad Confused digital broadcast with Josh Horowitz, Gaiman reviewed the beginning of attempting to get the comic adjusted. In particular, Gaiman specifies a period in 1996 when he was carried into a gathering with the then-leader of Warner Bros., who said that Michael Jackson had called and been keen on playing the lead job of Morpheus/Dream, the embodiment of dreams and bad dreams and leader of the Dreaming.
“By 1996, I was being taken to Warners, where the then-president of Warner Bros. sat me down and told me that Michael Jackson had phoned him the day before and asked him if he could star as Morpheus in The Sandman,” Gaiman said. “So, there was a lot of interest in this and they knew that it was one of the Crown Jewels and what did I think? And I was like, ‘Ooh.’”
The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge (Sweetbitter) as Dream, the Lord of the Dreaming, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Lucifer, the leader of Hell, Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) as Lucienne, the main curator and confided in watchman of Dream’s domain, Boyd Holbrook (Logan) as The Corinthian, a got away from bad dream who wishes to taste all that the world has coming up, Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as Roderick Burgess, a fraud, blackmailer, and performer, and Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Yesterday) as Abel and Cain, the principal casualty and the primary hunter, who are occupants and faithful subjects of the Dream Realm.