The Sandman Unveils First Look At Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer
As part of today’s DC FanDome, Netflix has released a pair of new posters for its upcoming adaptation of The Sandman. In particular, these posters offer a glimpse of former Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar.
Within the original run of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics, Morpheus/Dream encountered Lucifer in Hell. Because Morpheus was imprisoned on Earth for decades, he had to reclaim his Helm, an object of great power. However, Morpheus made an enemy of Lucifer while he retrieved the Helm from Hell’s grasp. Additionally, Lucifer vowed to destroy Morpheus…and he is one of the few beings in creation with the power to make good on that threat.
It’s unclear if Christie’s take on Lucifer will be portrayed as female or simply androgynous. Regardless, the tagline for the poster seems to callback to Christie’s previous series. “Never play games with Lucifer.”
The Sandman‘s Lucifer is also likely to eventually abandon Hell, as he did in the comic. And according to the second poster, Lucifer will retain the signature wings of a fallen angel.
What do you think about the first look at Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer? Are you looking forward to The Sandman series? Let us know in the comment section below!
Recommended Reading: Lucifer Omnibus Vol. 1 (The Sandman Universe Classics)