Neil Gaiman Discusses Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Decision To Walk Away From SANDMAN

Neil Gaiman Discusses Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Decision To Walk Away From SANDMAN

In a shocking development, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has walked away from New Line's live-action Sandman adaptation, citing creative differences. Sandman co-creator Neil Gaiman reacts.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has decided not to star and direct the live-action Sandman movie, releasing a statement just hours after it was seemingly confirmed that he would direct himself in the lead role.  Now, co-creator Neil Gaiman has make a few statements concerning Levitt's decision and answered a few fan questions.  Said Gaiman, "And, for the record, my respect for [Joseph Gordon-Levitt], is undiminished. Getting to know him was the best bit of the last round. He's special. "  

Gaiman echoed Levitt's previous sentiment that he hopes that the two of them can find a way to work together on another project.  Perhaps he'll star in another one of Gaiman's numerous comics or novels.  "I very much hope [ work together on something else]. I would love to work with [Joe] some more. He's smart, honest & really nice."

Gaiman reminded fans that he doesn't own the rights to Sandman and has nothing to do with decisions regarding the Sandman movie.  "Reminder for the curious: I don't own SANDMAN. DC Comics does. I don't choose who writes scripts, the director, producer or cast."  The deal was done when I was 26, long ago, & I figured it was  worth it...He's an original character, created by me, Mike Dringenberg & Sam Kieth, but done as Work For Hire for  DC Comics."


 

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