Perhaps you should read what I have here written. Or perhaps you shouldn't or won't. I'm sorry if that's my fault.
Here’s a look at the process behind my latest Marvel cover for new Avengers 18 - from rough throughout to how Marvel finally dressed the cover
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I hate static electricity more than most things in my life and winter means that LIFE IS GODDAMN TERRIFYING. My blanket is literally sparking at me while I try to sleep.
I heard Cake a while ago on the Nerdist podcast talking about how they don’t like having their stuff on Youtube because they don’t have any say what ads are played in association with their content so it feels like they’re complicit in supporting things they don’t support. It seems like the opposite is true too, where you also don’t get to choose where your own ads go. Poor Chvrches. By the way, that’s a video of Rob Ford saying that he never told a staffer that he’d “like to eat [her] pussy” and that, in fact, he has “enough to eat at home.” Poor, poor Chvrches.
Okay, I’ve had reason to think of this a few times this week and it can’t help but get stuck in the mind a bit. If you were casting a movie based on Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN series, who would your cast for the family be? This is what I can come up with:
Destiny: Benedict Cumberbatch. I’m going to try to lean UK actors for this simply because Gaiman is British and pretty much moviemakers have already decided that timeless beings all have British accents. Cumberbatch stands out for Destiny because of his ability to play cold and disaffected and his distinctive voice.
Death: This is pretty much the hardest one to cast, for me. I adore Death in those comics and I think she’s easily the most openly human of the Endless (except, perhaps, for Destruction. Dream is human but boy does he try not to be) which calls for a bit of range. She also has a more distinctive look to her than someone like, say, Destiny. Not to say you couldn’t change it, but it’d be hard to see something other than her trademark hair and build. A friend suggested Helena Bonham Carter, which wouldn’t not fit, but I feel like she gets cast to overact these days and Death can’t do that. I feel like the perfect fit is on the tip of my tongue but I can’t get it.
Dream: Tom Hiddleston. This is a little where all of this was borne from; after seeing Thor: The Dark World a couple times this week, I can’t help but notice how impressive Hiddleston is at complex characters. Granted, Dream and Loki are incredibly different characters but the emotion in Hiddleston’s eyes are perfect for Dream, who keeps most of his emotions there until he’s well and truly angry.
Destruction: Simon Pegg. Okay, I couldn’t actually think who I’d cast for this one and I just love Simon Pegg so I picked Simon Pegg. Actually, after looking at the last answer, I can’t say Chris Hemsworth would be bad.
Desire: David Bowie. Duh.
Despair: I don’t really have a pick for this one because I have trouble looking at Despair in the comics and I hate to look at anyone in the real world with such horror. I guess Never from Louie gave me a similar reaction but, I mean, he’s just a kid. Also a he. I hate being mean to kids and I bet the actual kid isn’t so truly horrible as Never.
Delirium: Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches. I don’t know if she can act or not. I happened to be thinking of SANDMAN while listening to The Bones of What You Believe (specifically “Recover”) and I remembered what Mayberry looked like and decided this role was hers if she wanted it.
Okay, so I know this has probably been done about a thousand times before and this list probably comes across as cliche or horrible or whatever, but I had to get it off my chest. Your thoughts?