The real shock in the announcement is the attachment of Gordon-Levitt, who wouldn't be a particularly obvious choice for the lanky, somber, wild haired Morpheus. Still, it should come as less of a surprise when you look at both his past and future track record. He's no stranger to high-concept films, performing in both Inception and Looper, and has already made his foray into the superhero genre in The Dark Knight Rises, with his second comic book film A Dame to Kill For due in August. While he bears little resemblance to the Dream Lord outright, I think this, far more so than for Ben Affleck as Batman, is a case of "Ledger Syndrome" where the unassuming certainly holds promise for surprise.
Few other details about the Sandman adaptation are currently available. What do you think of the news? Are you a Gordon-Levitt fan? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned with Fanboys Anonymous to see who else will join Gordon-Levitt in Goyer's adaptation of Sandman.