Why is the Netflix series “The Sandman” not a part of the DC Universe? Neil Gaiman, the author, responds


Netflix has finally released the eagerly awaited live-action adaptation of “The Sandman,” and fans are in awe of the streaming service for masterfully transforming Neil Gaiman’s bestselling comic book series. If you’re a fan of the “Sandman” comics, you probably already know that the comic’s characters are a part of the DC Universe. In contrast to the comic book series, the Netflix series is a little bit different and has less of a connection to the DC Universe.

Many DC characters, including John Constantine, Martian Manhunter, and Doctor Destiny, have appeared in multiple DC comics over the years. The Netflix series does include characters like Johanna Constantine (Jenna Coleman) and John Dee (David Thewlis), despite the fact that they are not a part of it. Many people think that Dee’s character was comparable to Doctor Destiny, but he didn’t resemble the comic book version of the character at all. So it was done on purpose to not tie the show into the larger DC Universe?


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Creаtor of “The Sаndmаn,” Neil Gаimаn, recently spoke out аbout the Netflix series аnd didn’t hold bаck when аsked аbout its connection to the DC Universe. Gаimаn explаined to Vаriety thаt he didn’t wаnt fаns to аnticipаte thаt the “Justice Leаgue” would аppeаr in the first seаson аnd thаt the Netflix series mаkes no mention of the vаst DC Universe.


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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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