Michael Jackson wanted to play Morpheus.
Neil Gaiman, the author of The Sandman. He has claimed that while he was trying to make the show in the 1990s.
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Neil Gaiman claimed Michael Jackson wanted to play Morpheus in The Sandman

The streaming behemoth debuted a television adaption of Neil Gaiman’s comic book series.
The Sandman earlier this month, Starring Tom Sturridge, Jenna Coleman, and Gwendoline Christie.
Gaiman recently claimed. The King of Pop Michael Jackson had wanted to play the legendary character played by Sturridge in the Netflix adaptation.

During an appearance on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast.
By the year 1996, Gaiman recalled to Horowitz, “I was being escorted to Warners.
Whereas, the president of Warner Bros sat me down and told me that Michael Jackson had phoned him the day before. And asked him if he might star as Morpheus in The Sandman.
“They were aware that it was one of the Crown Jewels, therefore there was a great deal of curiosity in it. How did I feel? “Gaiman stated. I then said, “Ooh.”

Comic Book Resources states that attempts to adapt Gaiman’s 1989–1996 comic book series started in 1991.
According to the publication, Joseph Gordon-performance Levitt’s.
In the adaption gained popularity in 2013 before the actor allegedly resigned due to creative disputes.
A majority of fans and critics have given the recently released Netflix adaption positive reviews.

Giving it an 87 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Despite the show’s success, Netflix has not yet approved a second season, so its future is still in doubt.
When asked about the likelihood that the streamer will approve series two.
Gaiman was open and shared some tips with the audience on how they could increase the likelihood that it would happen.