John Cameron Mitchell from The Sandman says he is ready for The Invisibles

John Cameron Mitchell from The Sandman says he is ready for The Invisibles

Although the fate of The Sandman on Netflix is ​​still quite uncertain, it seems that at the moment there are no limits to the public appreciation for the live action TV series based on the Neil Gaiman comics. And, net of the rain of criticism inherent in the cast that fell on The Sandman in the first bars from overly uncompromising fans, one element in particular seems to have agreed a little on all those who have appreciated the series: the choice of the performers and their performance on stage. Among these did not go unnoticed John Cameron Mitchell, interpreter of Hal Carter, who has certainly shown a great talent. In this regard, it is not unlikely to see Mitchell in other possible transpositions and the same actor has said he is willing to play a role in a possible live action of The Invisibles, by Grant Morrison.

Neil Gaiman's work according to John Cameron Mitchell

That Neil Gaiman's Sandman adopts the author's unique and original approach is no mystery. The comic series signed by the British author and published by Vertigo is a dreamlike concentration of myths, legends and human reality and precisely about the work done by Neil Gaiman, John Cameron Mitchell, actor who plays Hal Carter in the The Sandman series. Hal is the owner of the house where Rose Walker takes her temporary home and is also the drag queen named Dolly Lamour who performs in singing shows in local clubs: behind the interpretation of Mitchell, she has certainly left her mark on the series live action.| ); }

John Cameron Mitchell recently spoke to the microphones of about his love for Sandman, which arose also thanks to the narrative approach used by Neil Gaiman, who drawing inspiration from myths, legends and lore, approaches comics in different ways than other fantasy authors:

It's interesting because the main adult comic series, the seminal ones, were Sandman, Watchmen and The Invisibles. They mostly came out in the 90s or late 80s, and they revolutionized comics and, of course, spawned a thousand other titles that were inspired by them. Neil became their Joseph Campbell in a way. He took all these myths and made narratives out of them. It didn't come, let's say, from an approach similar to George Martin's in which sometimes it seems that "hardware" is more important than "software", if you understand what I mean. Neil has always been interested in mythology as it is linked to very human and modern myths, while George Martin is a little more like Beowulf. It doesn't get too much into the psyche of the characters, right? Not exactly my thing.

And what about The Invisibles?

The actor who plays Hal was also asked if he would be interested in participating in another transposition of one of the classic comics he cited, for long time considered unsuitable to be filmed. Mitchell said he was particularly close to Grant Morrison's The Invisibles, not only as a possible interpreter but even as a potential writer of the series. The Invisibles, a complex and innovative comic series published between 1994 and 2000 by Vertigo, is about a secret society which includes the Invisibles, agents who oppose the occult power of a circle of aliens called Archons, who try to control humanity through the manipulation of politics and information.

I think I'd be ready to write a TV series for The Invisibles. My producer once told me he had to pursue such a goal. I get a little wary of things that will cost too much money because more money means more problems, more manipulations for money and effects, and it just becomes cumbersome. So I never went into this. In The Invisibles the most famous and perhaps memorable volume is called Apocalipstick: it is about a trans member of the superhero group named Lord Fanny, that is, this Brazilian boy in the tradition of Candomblé, which is a kind of Afro-Brazilian religion that has something to do with it. deal with death. It is an incredible book. This alone would be an incredible transposition, and it certainly echoes Hedwig and the Angry Inch in a more profound way, typical of the shamanic tradition, which I find fascinating. Perhaps having grown up super-Catholic, I still have the idea of ​​the ritual in me.

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