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What If I Told You: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Be Morpheus

Written by Jeremy Shane on Thursday, November 21 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

What If I Told You: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Be Morpheus

Maybe this time they are right?


Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

That name will live in fanboy infamy.  JGL has been "cast" in thousands of superhero roles to date. The actor was to continue on as Batman and/or Nightwing after The Dark Knight Returns.  Then he was mentioned for Y: The Last Man, later rumored to play Dr. Strange, then rumored for Ant-man, then Nightwing again in Superman vs. Batman, etc.   

Now it's Morpheus.  I think it's a pretty bold choice for the studio to attempt to replace a strong black character with a scrawny white dude.  I mean, I didn't even realize they were remaking The Matrix.

Oh wait, I seem to be getting ahead of myself here.  It's not that Morpheus, it's the scrawny white Morpheus.  That does make more sense -- Neil Gaiman's Sandman.

It is believed that JGL stumbled upon Neil Gaiman while doing research for his sex-addict movie, Don Jon, after hearing about the wild sex life of the writer and his partner Amanda Palmer.  The sleepy eyes of the actor instantly made Gaiman think JGL perfect for the role and is rumored to be the inspiration behind the writer returning to the pages of the Sandman comic. 

When told that JGL had been rumored as the lead for nearly every super hero movie of the last few years, Gaiman responded "It's no wonder, he's quite dreamy," then added, "And who better to play the master of dreams.  The Sandman should never have his eyes fully opened!"

After losing out on the lead role in The Joseph Gordon-Levitt biopic, being cast as Sandman may be just the thing to get JGL's confidence the needed boost after not being cast in the last fifty superhero movies.  We are as sure that he will get this part as we've been for every previous rumor.






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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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