The Sandman Movie: Tom Hiddelston As A Possible Choice For Morpheus, King Of Dreams?

By Donyae , Updated Dec 17, 2014 11:33 AM EST
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The Sandman movie is one of the most mysterious productions. The epic comic book series that spans time and space is a hard task to take on and to sweeten the pot, has a legion of fans ready to point out any inconsistencies in the adaptation. Joseph Gordon Levitt has taken up the job and will be directing the film. Now the question remains, who will play the leading man?

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It was previously said that Levitt would be directing and starring in the film. Perhaps the scope of the movie was too much for one man to handle. Maybe he just realized he wasn't the right fit for the role. Either way, writer Neil Gaiman has some thoughts on the matter, reports Comicbook.com.

"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 [Cumberbatch] 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."

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Too bad we've got Cumberbatch locked into Doctor Strange. His voice alone would have been an excellent Dream of the Endless. In his stead, Gaiman offers up another fan favorite, Tom Hiddleston.

The 33 year old actor is possibly most known for his recent roles as Loki, brother of Thor, thorn in the Avengers side. He was also in Last Lovers Left Alive and is sometimes pinned as a real life Disney Prince (which is entirely possible as Disney owns Marvel and he is a prince of Asgard).

So the casting is still not locked in but as the movie moves through the process, I'm sure that we'll get more on who will be taking up the role.

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