DC Comics announced the cast of the Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman on Wednesday, complete with personal pronouns for all the actors, virtue signaling to the social justice warriors that they are compliant with the latest woke movement.
The main character, Morpheus will be played by Tom Sturridge with Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer.
Here’s the new cast announcement:
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste (she/her) as Death.
- Mason Alexander Park (they/them) as Desire.
- Donna Preston (she/her) as Despair.
- Razane Jammal (she/her) as Lyta Hall.
- Joely Richardson (she/her) as Ethel Cripps.
- Niamh Walsh (she/her) as Young Ethel Cripps.
- David Thewlis (he/him) as John Dee.
- Kyo Ra (she/her) as Rose Walker.
- Patton Oswalt (he/him) as the voice of Matthew the Raven.
- Stephen Fry (he/him) as Gilbert.
- Jenna Coleman (she/her) as Johanna Constantine.
- Sandra James Young (she/her) as Unity Kincaid.
They join the previously announced Sandman cast members of Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Asim Chaudhry as Abel and Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.
The classic comic book series from Neil Gaiman will be ripe with gender swaps and social justice message, much like the failed adaptation of Watchmen.
Sandman on Netflix will also be given a new modern-day setting, according to an interview Gaiman gave in 2019.
“The idea is to stay faithful to Sandman, but to do it for now rather than making it a 1980s period piece,” Gaiman said in November 2019. “In Sandman No. 1, there is a sleeping sickness that occurs because Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, is captured in 1916, and in 1988 he escapes … instead of him being a captive for about 80 years, he’s going to be a captive for about 110 years and that will change things.”
Death’s change is somewhat divisive since the character was based on a friend of co-creator Mike Dringenberg’s named Cinamon Hadley.
“I’ve always had a bad feeling when they announced the Sandman series Because Death was so beloved by fans So they’ll cast a black actress to play Death Looks like I was right Diversity over the source materials,” tweeted @SeanLann.
“I think it’s incredibly tacky to put the pronouns there. If your aim is to send a message then do it within the actual medium. HBO’s Watchmen did that beautifully even if it did stray far from the original. Simply putting some pronouns on marketing material is insulting.” [email protected]
“DC is now offering a master class in how to alienate and generally annoy your last remaining fan base. Look out, Marvel, you have serious competition.” – @TrumpUndead
There will be little faithful to the story is it’s adapted to present day, which up characters to the point where they are not recognizable and focused ONLY on social justice themes.
Amazon’s Watchmen was a failed mess, obsessed with systemic racism and not telling a Watchmen story.
I can easily see Sandman obsess over gender, the gender dysphoria movement of the current age, feminism and oppression.
Many of the castmembers are Twitter weirdos, attacking people over their politics and well, Jenna Coleman will be forever tied the doom of Doctor Who.
Modern comic books are riddled with these messages and sales have tanked, prompting the era of new gimmicks and relaunches. Netflix will embrace all of this and the Hollywood political left with heap praise and love on the series if it’s just DECENT, lowering the bar of expectations.
Gaiman’s work is rich with mythology and universe building with a gothic theme. I was always one of my favorites, but this looks like a great big disappoint and let down.