The premiere of The Sandman on Netflix has been a success . However, the premiere of a second season is not yet certain, but in the meantime its creators do not miss a single opportunity to keep the series on the front page with different statements, even inviting the public to see the entire series.
And now the creator of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman , has made some startling remarks in which he basically points out that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson , directly called Warner Bros back in 1996 to come forward to star as Morpheus himself.
This revelation was made during the new episode of Josh Horowitz’s ” Happy Sad Confused ” podcast that aired last Friday and where the King of Pop himself seems to have wanted to play Morpheus, the main character of the famous comic series.
There have been previous attempts to turn the original comic into a movie or TV show and it has finally made its way to Netflix with 10 episodes originally, and played by Tom Sturridge.
“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 told Horowitz.
He added: “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.'”
Although Michael Jackson ultimately never played Morpheus, the King of Pop did appear shortly after in Men in Black 2 in 2002.
The original efforts to adapt the award-winning The Sandman comic began in 1991 but were unsuccessful, and yet an adaptation picked up steam in 2013 with Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to play Morpheus, but later dropped out due to creative differences.