Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Film Adaptation of Sandman Graphic Novel


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The series frequently included queer characters

Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed via Twitter earlier this week that he'll be a producer of the film adaptation of Sandman, Neil Gaiman's classic graphic novel series. The cast is yet to be determined, but Deadline previously reported that JGL may star as the series' protagonist, Morpheus, and hinted that he could direct the film as well.

Sandman was first published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint in 1989. The horror-fantasy title centers on the life of Morpheus, the personification of dreams, and gained a rabid following for its unique blend of myth and magic.

Gaiman, husband to controversial bisexual musician Amanda Palmer, is a strong supporter of queer diversity in his writing. Released when there were few LGBT characters in comics, the series showcased a variety of out characters, such as Cluracan, Hazel, Foxglove, and Desire.