Netflix is going to soon stream the series adaptation of a comic book written by Neil Gaiman. Originally published by DC Comics, The Sandman follows the story of Dream who comes from the other side of the existing universe. But this show will not be like any other superhero show or movie from the DC catalogue. There are some elements that make this show unique and a little different from other superhero shows.
The Sandman: A uniquely original superhero
This Sandman is not the Sandman who has clashes with Spider-Man. ‘The Sandman’ of Neil Gaiman’s world is a mythical being named Dream. The character has superpowers of bringing pleasant dreams to children; each has had some thematic connections to dreaming. The author has tried to tie them into a common community within the DC Universe. However, this superman is not like the characters of the DC Universe.
The superheroes from the DC Universe use their powers and fight with the comic book villains. But The Sandman superhero pushes that boundary and has the modern touch of mythology. Mythology isn’t really a genre in the modern media and therefore, The Sandman is difficult to put into any category. There are many works and re-works done upon the existing mythology. However, the Neil Gaiman character becomes one of the very few about the entirely new fundamentals of another universe. Therefore, one cannot put these comics under one genre.
The superhero movies find their roots connecting at one point. No matter how Iron Man fundamentally differs from Thor or Spider-Man or any other superhero movie, the emotional scenes, long conversations about friendships and the overall cinematic movements find common ground. But The Sandman resolves these issues a little differently with its original mythological solutions.
Those who haven’t read the original comic book would see the Endless for the first time. They will see The Sandman on screen for the very first time. The dark-themed Netflix original will stream on the streaming giant on August 5, 2022. Are you excited about the show? What do you expect from them? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.