Neil Gaiman says he wants Tom Hiddleston to play Morpheus in the upcoming ‘Sandman’ adaptation. Discussing the fact that Bendict Cumberbatch is to star in ‘Doctor Strange’, Gaiman said, “Then again, Tom Hiddleston is still out there! And the truth is, as far as I’m concerned, anybody who sounds English with great cheekbones can probably pull it off.” Talking about how long it has taken to get the project off the ground he explains, “My position on it has always been, for over 25 years now, I would rather see no Sandman movie than a bad Sandman movie. A couple of times, people say, ‘It’s a crime there’s never been a Sandman movie’, and a couple of times, to be honest, I have thrown my body in front of a bus on a couple of bad ones over the years. I’m just happy that no bad Sandman movie has ever been made. But I’m really hoping that a good one will be. They’re a good team. And with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in charge, his instincts are good and he loves the material. He wants it to be true to the material.” Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are currently working on the film, which also stars Gordon-Levitt.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter