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.