What Neil Gaiman Said During SXSW About a ‘Sandman’ Movie…

What if Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman finally got a feature film? Why hasn’t it happened yet? What might the holdup be?

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 09: Neil Gaiman attends the Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate event during SXSW at ZACH Theatre on March 09, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sasha Haagensen/Getty Images for Amazon Studios )

During the Amazon Studios’ series Good Omens panel at SXSW, Gaiman fielded a question about the possibility of an eventual feature film about The Sandman. Thanks to The Verge’s Tasha Robinson on Twitter for the video:

“The Endless are owned by DC Comics/Time Warner and not by me. I think as the days go on, as the years go on, the probability that a Sandman thing will happen, obviously, increase continually. But I have no say in anything.”

Back in 2010, Logan‘s James Mangold had reportedly pitched a tv series centered around the character to HBO, but that didn’t end up working out. Would you want to see a film or series based on the character?

Amazon’s Good Omens will premiere on May 31st, and stars Jon Hamm as Gabriel, Frances McDormand as God, David Tennant as the demon Crowley, Michael Sheen as angel Aziraphale, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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