Neil Gaiman scolds Tom Sturridge of Sandman for giving him the voice of Morpheus Batman


Actor Tom Sturridge had to get the right voice for his character, Dream of the Endless on Netflix hypnoticSource comics author Neil Gaiman said his first try looked like Batman.

In an interview with EW, Sturridge and Gaiman discussed working together to adapt the enigmatic, divine character for screen. Gaiman, who is an executive producer on the series as well as being the writer who created Dream, remembers one conversation they had on set: “I grumbled to him once and said, ‘Stop being Batman.'” Gaiman added that Sturridge was using at the time, “He was trying to get a little whisper.”

“It was literally my first day!” Sturridge laughed, though he also admitted that the criticism was helpful, “but it was very helpful.” The actor also told Gaiman, “I remember you telling me that everything he says should feel like it’s etched in stone. He never improvises. He’s tried and realized every thought, dream, and moment, so he knows what you’re going to say. That was very helpful.”

The dream, also called Morpheus or simply Sandman, is an immortal being whose story is told beginning with his capture by various occultists who intended to bring his sister, Death, instead. In the comics, Dream and many other notable characters feature unique designs for their sound balloons rather than the standard black and white lines of most dialogues in the middle.

Sturridge’s initial uncertainty about how to convey Dream’s voice may have arisen from the use of visual metaphors, but Gaiman’s training appears to have helped him overcome this hurdle. There have also been some visual changes to the character, as we’ve seen in the latest yet to be released version hypnoticbut fidelity to the heart of the source material is said to be a major priority for the show.

hypnotic Based on Gaiman’s beloved dark fantasy/horror series of the same name, first published in 1989 by Vertigo, a division of DC. The comic primarily follows the dream character, but is also known for incorporating a variety of characters from myths and legends from around the world, as well as delving into human life touched by a dream and pondering the mysteries of dreams.

In addition to Sturridge, the series’ cast includes Gwendolyn Christie as Lucifer, Vivian Acampong as Lucien, Kirby Howell Baptist, Mason Alexander Park, and Donna Preston as the Dream Brothers from Endless, respectively Death, Desire, and Despair.

Netflix hypnotic It still lacks an official premiere date, although the show is expected to arrive in 2022.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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