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‘The Sandman’ Teaser Announces Aug. 5 Netflix Release Date

Netflix has released a new teaser for The Sandman which announces its Aug. 5 release date on Netflix. There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest …

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Netflix ‘The Sandman’ Trailer Offers First Look

Netflix has released a first look at The Sandman trailer which adapts the Neil Gaiman comic book. “The Lord of Dreams has been summoned, and captured, by mortal men. Once free from his captivity, this eternal ruler of Dreams will realize that his troubles are only just beginning,” teases the video description. “The Sandman is a …

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Netflix and Neil Gaiman Announce ‘Sandman’ Cast

Netflix and creator Neil Gaiman announce casting for The Sandman series based on the DC Comics Vertigo comic book. The previously announced cast includes Tom Sturridge as Dream of the Endless, Gwendolyn Christie is Lucifer, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Amid Chaudry are Cain and Abel, Charles Dance is Roderick Burgess, Vivienne Acheampong is Lucienne, and Boyd Holbrook …

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NYCC Digital Panels Include Helstrom, MODOK, More

ReedPop, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announced the first wave of panels for this year’s all-digital New York Comic Con “Metaverse.” Due to fears surrounding the coronavirus, the NYCC has been canceled, and instead, a digital event will take place online. From October 8-11, the New York Comic Con YouTube channel will …

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Neil Gaiman Reveals Sandman Line

DC Comics announces the Neil Gaiman Sandman Universe, which includes new titles for The Dreaming, House of Whispers, Lucifer and Books of Magic. Check out the teaser, art and full details below. VERTIGO REUNITES WITH LEGENDARY AUTHOR NEIL GAIMAN TO CURATE ‘THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE’   BURBANK, CA (March 1, 2018) – DC Entertainment announces the creation of The …

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Exits Sandman

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What may have seen Joseph Gordon-Levitt potentially star and direct in, now the actor has left the Sandman movie altogether.

Following the news that New Line Cinema had enlisted a new screenwriter for Sandman (Final Destination 5 and The Conjuring 2 screenwriter Eric Heisserer), Joseph Gordon-Levitt posted an update on his Facebook page offering that he has left the project.

JGL cites the reason for his departure being that Sandman changed hands from Warner Bros. to their subsidiary, New Line Cinema, and that JGL and New Line aren’t seeing eye-to-eye. JGL also seems to indicate Sandman got pretty far at Warner Bros. as he mentions working with David Goyer, DC Entertainment chief creative officer and producer Geoff Johns and Neil Gaiman.

Dwayne Johnson’s Shazam movie is also at New Line Cinema, with The Rock playing Black Adam. Johnson previously indicated it would be independent of what Zack Snyder was doing with the Justice League universe, but it’s speculated to still be somehow connected.

Here is what Joseph Gordon-Levitt posted about Sandman:

RE: SANDMAN

So, as you might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, a while back, David Goyer and I made a producing deal with Warner Brothers to develop a movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN. Neil himself came on as an executive producer, we hired the excellent screenwriter, Jack Thorne, and we started in on the ambitious task of adapting one of the most beloved and boundary-pushing titles in the world of comics. I was pleased with the progress we were making, even though we still had quite a ways to go.

Recently, as you also might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, the sorta “ownership” (for lack of a better term) of the Sandman material changed hands when Warner Brothers shifted the entire catalogue of Vertigo comics (an imprint of DC) to their subsidiary, New Line. And a few months ago, I came to realize that the folks at New Line and I just don’t see eye to eye on what makes Sandman special, and what a film adaptation could/should be. So unfortunately, I decided to remove myself from the project. I wish nothing but the best for the team moving forward.

I’d like to thank all the great people I’ve had the opportunity to work with on this one. I’ve had a blast with and learned a ton from David and Jack. Niija Kuykendall, Greg Silverman, and everyone at Warner Brothers have been fantastic, as have Geoff Johns and everyone at DC. And it’s been a particular privilege as well as a rocking good time getting to know Mr. Gaiman, whose generous insights and masterful work have certainly convinced me that the Lord of Dreams and the Prince of Stories are one and the same Endless pattern.

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Sandman Teased For DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow

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Joining Jonah Hex, Hourman and the original Red Tornado, now DC has released a teaser for Sandman.

Check out the teaser image below with the hidden image reveal.

“DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow” airs Thursdays at 8pm ET on the CW.

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Constantine, Sandman and Death Video Game Concept Image Revealed For Vertigo Video Game

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Check out a concept image of a DC Comics Vertigo video game that almost came to be featuring Constantine, Death and Sandman.

The game was going to be developed by Wadjet Eye Games, the maker behind popular PC games such as The Shivah and the Blackwell series, but WB ended up putting the kabash on the project.

Wadjet Eye Games CCO Dave Gilbert tweeted out the image adding: “Fun fact. We once were in talks with WB to do games based on Vertigo comics. Didn’t happen, but we did a test image.”

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Guillermo del Toro No Longer Attached To Justice League Dark

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It’s learned Guillermo del Toro is no longer attached to Justice League Dark.

Yesterday saw Warner Bros. shuffle their DC Vertigo titles around which saw Sandman moved from WB to sister arm, New Line Cinema.

In THR‘s report on the news, they state insiders say Guillermo del Toro is working on Pacific Rim 2 and is prepping for the release of Crimson Peak and is no longer set to direct Justice League Dark.

It is noted Justice League Dark is still at Warner Bros.; the movie is set feature the supernatural characters of the DCU including Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, and Deadman. The reason given (which may be why Guillermo del Toro is no longer attached) is that DC Comics recently moved the JLD characters into their regular DC Universe and the movie is doing the same.

Sandman is based on the Neil Gaiman comic and is being developed by Jospeh Gordon Levitt.

Dwayne Johnson’s Shazam is still at New Line as well.

Deadline reports the reason for the Vertigo titles shifting to New Line under Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener is that the Vertigo titles are considered “subversive” compared to the WB-steered DC Comics titles with those “venerable superheroes.”

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WB To Announce Vertigo Slate Of DC Films Including Sandman

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Absent from the recently announced list of DC Comics superhero movies was mention of the Sandman movie, which has Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Goyer attached to the project.

The reason why seems pretty obvious as the ten that were announced were all related to the Justice League in some way.

A fan, however, was wondering why there was no mention of Sandman and asked creator Neil Gaiman on Tumbler about it.

Gaiman offers that Sandman is a part of the Vertigo slate of movies (which we can also guess would include the Guillermo del Toro Justice League Dark film).

Despite talk last month about the script being worked on, Sandman wasn’t mentioned by name in today’s WB news release of scheduled DC Comics films. There are previously mentioned release dates without film titles attached, so it’s not clear if the status of the project has been altered or if the team at WB decided to focus their news on the easier to group together capes & tights titles due out. Has their been a change in the production timeline? Is Sandman going to be marketed differently?

NG: It’s not a DC Comics film. It’s a Vertigo film. That’s a different slate of films, and a different announcement.

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WB Moving Forward With DC Comics Lucifer TV Series

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Warner Bros. is moving forward with another DC Comics property adapted for television with Lucifer, which is slated for Fox.

It’s reported that Fox has ordered a pilot for Luciifer, a character that was featured in the Sandman Vertigo comic book as well as a spinoff comic book series.

Californication creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos is behind the project with WB TV.

Lucifer’s appearance in the Neil Gaiman Sandman comic series saw the rebellious Angel get bored with Hell and take up residence in Australia and Los Angeles.

In the solo series that followed by Mike Carey, Lucifer ran a piano bar in Los Angeles called “Lux.”

David Bowie was the inspiration behind the look of the character.

In addition to Lucifer, WB TV is also developing series for Supergirl and Nightwing/Teen Titans.

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DC Comics Announces Batman & Sandman C2E2 Variants

If you are attending this weekend’s C2E2 in Chicago, you might want to stop buy and pick up the following Batman and Sandman exclusive variants.

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo BATMAN: ETERNAL #1 and BATMAN #29 exclusive variants will be available for $10 each and THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 3-D exclusive variant will be available for $15. To purchase the variant covers, head on over the Graphitti Designs booth (#627), where they will be available while supplies last. 

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BATMAN: ETERNAL #1

Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley and John Layman with artwork by Jason Fabok, it’s the start of a Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the year to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law! This issue features the Batman 75 commemorative logo.

 

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BATMAN #29 

Illustrated by fan favorite artist Greg Capullo, the convention exclusive for BATMAN #29, written by Scott Snyder, takes the latest “Riddler” themed cover and gives it a location-specific touch: red for C2E2! The “DARK CITY” chapter of “ZERO YEAR” reaches its conclusion in this amazing, extra-sized issue!

 

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THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 

Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by J.H. Williams III, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 has an exclusive 3-D motion cover never before seen on this highly anticipated issue. You won’t want to miss out on this convention exclusive! The first issue of this new miniseries also features a stunning interior foldout displaying all of Dream’s many forms.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt & David Goyer Sandman Movie Gets A Writer

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The Sandman movie now has a writer attached with Jack Thorne.

According to Deadline, Jack Thorne will be writing the Sandman screenplay based on what David S. Goyer originally pitched.

Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt with serve as producers with it also said that it’s hoped Gordon-Levitt will both star in and direct the Sandman movie.

Sandman is based on the Neil Gaiman DC Comics Vertigo comic book that follows the adventures of Morpheus, Lord of the world of Dreams, but gets captured for 70 years. After escaping and getting revenge, Morpheus rebuilds his kingdom and adapts to the times.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gives Update On Sandman Movie

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We get a small update on the recently announced in development Sandman movie from one of the producers, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

JGL offers the movie is in its early days and that the potential for him to star is there.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes on to tell IGN that he loves the concept especially that it’s not a “big” movie filled with explosions.

 Well, I love just the basic concept of it – just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, personifying Destruction and Delirium and Destiny and Desire and Despair. I mean, that’s just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept. You look at the art of Sandman, and it just looks spectacular. I love big, spectacular movies, but oftentimes big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that’s on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that’s the tip of the iceberg.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Star In & Direct Sandman Movie

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:12383:]]It was earlier rumored that David Goyer had pitched WB a Sandman movie with it also said Joseph Gordon-Levitt was attached in some capacity.

That now looks to be the case as Deadline reports Joseph Gordon-Levitt is possibly lined up to produce, star in and direct the Sandman movie.

It’s said Goyer is on board as a producer as well, and they will be looking for a writer soon with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the main protagonist.

It’s also noted that the Sandman movie could be a beginning of a new franchise for Joseph Gordon-Levitt as well. The actor gained favor with WB while working on Inception and The Dark Knight Rises and has also been rumored to be a part of every comic book movie for the past year or so.

Sandman is the comic book series written by Neil Gaiman that ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996.

This past October saw new Sandman material from Gaiman with The Sandman: Overture.

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David Goyer Pitching Neil Gaiman Sandman Movie With Joseph Gordon-Levitt Attached?

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David S. Goyer, the man behind the Batman films, the Man of Steel and the upcoming Constantine TV series (might as well throw in the Justice League) apparently pitched Warner Bros. a Sandman movie based on the Neil Gaiman classic comic book series.

Bad Ass Digest has it from a source that Goyer pitched Sandman with it also said Joseph Gordon-Levitt is involved. It’s unknown exactly how Gordon-Levitt is involved, but the site speculates it’s for a lead role (Morpheus?).

It’s further said that Geoff Johns is on board and that the Sandman discussions are in early talks, so whether this evolves to anything more remains to be seen.

David Goyer also wrote the script for Batman Vs. Superman.

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COVER SHOOT: The Top 5 Comic Book Covers For 10/30/13

COVER SHOOT

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

This weekly feature will take a look at THE most visually compelling comic book covers on the market today. Whether they be rare variant editions or just your standard fare, these are the top 5 covers that stand out amidst the bevy of books released each week. They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words”  but these covers are worth more than that! No matter the storylines behind them, these covers compel you to at least check them out, which can be worth exponentially more than just words to the companies that publish them! Enjoy!

 

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1.  Sandman: Overture#1 (DC): Fans have long awaited the return of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed series and today, they not only get their wish but this amazing cover to go with it! Done by the talented J.H. Williams III, this cover is filled with a myriad of vibrant colors surrounding the dark and shadowy central figure, creating  a vortex effect that is stunning. This is a true work of art!

 

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2. Captain America: Living Legend #12 (Marvel):  Adi Granov is known for his visually perfect, photo-realistic covers and this one is top-notch. The faded background lets the eye focus it’s attention solely on the central figure, one that embodies all the facets of a perfect Cap picture. Steel nerves, honor and relentlessness in the face of great odds, fans can feel all of it with this single image. Perfect!

 

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3. Witchblade #170 (Variant Edition) (Image):  Marc Silvestri pays homage to himself with this amazing cover! Returning to his early days as an X-Men artist, Silvestri mirrors his fan favorite cover for Uncanny X-Men #251, with this amazing pencil sketch of Witchblade. You can see every detail in this cover, from subtle fades of shade to bold crisp lines. Sketch covers are where you can see the true talent of an artist and this one exceeds every expectation!

 

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4.  Superior Spider-Man #20 (Variant Edition) (Marvel):  Few artists are more well known for drawing the female form than J. Scott Campbell and this cover further proves the reason why. Bringing back Spidey’s favorite “bad girl” would have been missing something if Campbell hadn’t been involved! A stark white background makes you focus solely on the central figure and Campbell’s fun, stylistic sense of the female form. Plus, Halloween is tomorrow and you always need a Black Cat around for that!

 

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5. Infinity #5 (Variant Edition) (Marvel):  Scottie Young covers have become some of the most coveted things out there in recent years. Baby versions of Marvel characters may seem silly to some, but my daughter and I love these things and try to get as many as we can. Not only cute and amusing, Young is a fantastic artist bringing his “cartoon” style to the front of comics today, letting it be known that ALL styles of art should be used in the medium. Plus, read what Cap is saying on the cover, it sums up all of Marvel Cosmic in one blurb!

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