The Sandman Star Gwendoline Christie Graciously Welcomes Us To Hell


Due to the superb people at Netflix’s “Geeked Week,” we all know that its upcoming adaptation of The Sandman from creator, EP & co-writer Neil Gaiman (Good Omens); EP, co-writer & showrunner Allan Heinberg (Surprise Lady); and EP & co-writer David S. Goyer (Basis) can have a serious presence throughout subsequent month’s digital conference. Earlier this week, they drove the purpose residence additional with a preview for the occasion that additionally included some new “Sandman” goodness (extra on that in a minute). Now, we’re listening to from none apart from Lucifer… or extra exactly, Lucifer’s real-world counterpart Gwendoline Christie (HBO’s Sport of Thrones). And from what Christie posted, we’re hoping they have been writing in character as a result of once I hear or learn “Welcome to Hell,” I’m assuming some dangerous s**t is about to occur. However in the event you’re channeling The Ruler of Hell? Nicely, then that might be a praise… proper? I suppose that’s a greater interpretation than assuming Christie was referring to “Geeked Week” the under-realm (although that might be fairly rattling humorous).

Picture: Netflix

Now right here’s a take a look at Christie’s put up from earlier at the moment (which additionally included some extra photographs from the streaming sequence), adopted by a glance again on the “Geeked Week 2022” trailer that included some new appears:

Gaiman and Sturridge lined various subjects of their interview final week, together with how they approached translating Morpheus’s literary-like speech to the small display screen, what it was like for Sturridge to movie bare early in manufacturing & far more:

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For Gaiman & The Artistic Group, There Was No Doubt That Tom Sturridge Was their Morpheus: “Having watched all these different auditions, we have been in a position to go to Netflix and say, ‘It’s Tom. We all know it’s Tom.’”

Sturridge Understands Why the Casting Course of Wanted to Take So Lengthy: “It was completely mandatory as a result of it is a character who’s so completely beloved — by me greater than anybody. That requires you to spend time with a human being to find if they’ll reside as much as the dream you have got of who he’s,” he defined. “I feel ‘The Sandman’ pervades tradition. Even the title Morpheus, King of Desires, sort of haunted me in my youth.”

Kicking Off Filming Bare Was a “Baptism-by-Hearth” for Sturridge: “It was positively a baptism-by-fire to be launched to the folks I used to be going to spend 9 months with bare, climbing right into a glass field — which, due to the way in which it’s constructed, couldn’t be damaged aside simply. I might genuinely sit in it for hours at a time, which was very COVID protected,” the actor mentioned with amusing.

Specializing in Morpheus’ Bodily Look First was “Fairly Satisfying” for Sturridge: “I cared very a lot concerning the physicality and picture of Morpheus. We’ve all seen these photos, we learn about his skeletal, muscular, otherworldly physique. One thing that’s very thrilling concerning the bodily facet of issues is you’ll be able to resolve that downside. I could make my physique appear to be that — it requires A, B, C, and D — in a means that I can’t simply get into the soul of an Limitless. There was one thing fairly satisfying about starting with a job that was achievable, and I labored exhausting to create this physicality that I felt was uncommon.”

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Gaiman on the Significance of Translating Morpheus’ Model of Dialogue from Web page to Display screen: “Morpheus’ dialogue is extremely particular. It was most likely the factor I used to be most obsessive about. Somebody would have written a superb script, [showrunner] Allan Heinberg would have rewritten a superb script, and I might have seen it at each iteration, however there would all the time be a degree on the finish the place I might nonetheless be noodling on the Morpheus dialogue: Ensuring the phrases have been proper, that the rhythms have been proper.”

Sturridge on What Gaiman Stated to Him About Portraying Morpheus: “I bear in mind [Gaiman] mentioned to me that the whole lot he says has to really feel prefer it was etched in stone. He’s by no means improvising. He has skilled and perceived each thought, dream, and second, and due to this fact he is aware of what you’re going to say. That was very useful.”

Gaiman Put a Fast Cease to Sturridge’s “The Darkish Knight” Strategy: “I growled at him as soon as and mentioned, ‘Cease being Batman. He was attempting to get a bit whispery” (although Sturridge wished to make it clear that it was his “actually my first day” however he discovered the recommendation “extremely useful”).

A wealthy mix of contemporary delusion and darkish fantasy wherein modern fiction, historic drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the folks and locations affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — errors he’s made throughout his huge existence.

“For the final thirty-three years, the Sandman characters have breathed and walked round and talked in my head. I’m unbelievably completely satisfied that now, lastly, they get to step out of my head and into actuality. I can’t wait till the folks on the market get to see what we’ve been seeing as Dream and the remainder of them take flesh, and the flesh belongs to among the most interesting actors on the market,” mentioned Gaiman in an announcement coinciding with the preliminary casting information. “That is astonishing, and I’m so grateful to the actors and to all of The Sandman collaborators — Netflix, Warner Bros., DC, to Allan Heinberg and David Goyer, and the legions of crafters and geniuses on the present — for making the wildest of all my goals into actuality.”

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The Sandman announcement key art. (Image: Netflix)
The Sandman announcement key artwork. (Picture: Netflix)

Stemming from Warner Bros. TV, Netflix’s The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Younger, and Patton Oswalt.

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