Neil Gaiman goes on to reveal Coraline 2 and Sandman Cancellation Rumors

Author Neil Gaiman sets the record for the rumored Coraline 2 sequel and the future of the upcoming Netflix Sandman series.

Neil Gaiman addressed new rumors about the future of two of his most famous creations, Coraline and The Sandman.

The esteemed English author recently took to Twitter to expose two sources of fan speculation related to these popular adaptations of his work. The first involved an alleged successor to Coralineis said to be under development now and released in November 2022. When asked Coraline 2 was genuine, Gaiman replied with a flat “No.” The second rumor Gaiman shot down concerned the alleged cancellation of The Sandman series on Netflix. The writer described reports that Netflix had shut down the show as “funny”, and suggested that fans should not read too much in The Sandman Season 1 still has no release date.

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Published in 2009, Coraline is a stop-motion animated adaptation of Gaiman’s award-winning dark fantasy children’s short story of the same name. The film is written and directed by The nightmare before ChristmasHenry Sellick and received rave reviews from critics – though many remarked that it was potentially too scary for younger viewers. This did not stop Coraline from earning $ 124.6 million at the box office (against a budget of $ 60 million) and earning a nomination for Best Animated Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.

Despite the critical and commercial success of the adaptation, one Coraline the sequel has not yet come to anything. Gaiman shared the reason for this in March 2021 and explained it Caroline 2 happens depends on him coming up with a follow-up worthy of the original. “I’m waiting for one [new] Coraline story that is as good as or better than [the original] Coraline. There is no point in doing anything less than the first book or movie, “Gaiman tweeted at the time.

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Netflix’s The Sandman is based on the groundbreaking DC Comics fantasy series created by Gaiman and artists Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, which ran from 1989 to 1996. Several failed attempts at a big-screen adaptation of the comic – revolving around the lord of dreams, Morpheus and his siblings, The Endless – was tried before Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment decided that the property was better suited for television. Netflix acquired the rights to The Sandman and filming began in 2020.

Since then, production has shared a constant stream of updates, including a first look at the show’s faithful bids Sandman comics. Gaiman also tweeted a long thread announcing the series’ main cast members, including Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death. While some fans protested against the casting of Christie and Howell-Baptiste, Gaiman dismissed these complaints as racist and sexist.

The Sandman does not yet have a release date. It is expected to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2022.

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