It’s been revealed to us by sources reportedly close to Netflix that Taron Egerton has been cast in The Sandman as John Constantine. This comes after it was reported by Deadline that Egerton was cast in the upcoming Netflix project.
Not much is known about The Sandman series which is coming to Netflix. Filming supposedly started on October 15th, 2020, and it’s been limited to the United Kingdom due to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, it sounds like the production might have been paused yet again.
We also know that Dream (aka Morpheus, aka The Sandman) will be played by Tom Sturridge. Apart from Tom, there’s been no news on who will star in the series – until now that is.
Taron Egerton is reportedly going to be playing John Constantine in The Sandman
We’ve been told by a source who claims to be close to Netflix and the project in question that Taron Egerton will be playing John Constantine in the series. Here’s what they told us:
Taron Egerton is involved in the project and he will be playing John Constantine. Filming’s paused right now because of the UK lockdown, but he’ll be filming his scenes for the first season when restrictions are lifted.
This sounds very interesting to me, and I actually think that Egerton would make an excellent John Constantine. Interestingly enough, both Egerton and Constantine are from Merseyside in the United Kingdom. It would be the first time the DC Comics character’s been portrayed by someone who’s actually from the proper place, so we should be getting a pretty much comic book-accurate version of John Constantine.
We’ve been waiting for Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman for a long time
Incidentally, Egerton did voice Constantine in the Audible version of The Sandman, and he was really good in that. It sounds as if he’s going to be playing the character again, and this time it will be live-action.
The character’s been played by Keanu Reeves and Matt Ryan. People were hoping that Ryan would get to play John Constantine in this upcoming Netflix series, yet it looks like he didn’t get the call, unfortunately. That said, Egerton is a superb choice for the role.
The series is being developed by Allan Heinberg who’s also an Executive Producer on the project along with Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer. There’s no word on when The Sandman will end up on Netflix, but I think it should be landing in 2022, fingers crossed.
Taron Egerton is represented by United Agents. We have reached out to Netflix for comment on this story. They declined to comment.
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