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Last Saturday, we got some very sad news in the form of a Facebook post by Joseph Gordon-Levitt saying he was pulling out of the movie adaptation of the famous Sandman comic written by Neil Gaiman. Gordon-Levitt also said that he and the studio didn't see,"eye to eye," on the project, and after several years of development, both he and New Line Cinema had different ideas about, "what makes 'Sandman' special."

Below are 6 actors who could replace Gordon-Levitt and would make a great Morpheus!

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is a 34-year-old English actor best known for playing Prince Caspian in both The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He's also appeared in many films, the more notable being Seventh Son, Dorian Gray, and By the Gun.

Matt Smith

The 33-year-old is widely known for portraying the Eleventh Doctor in the hit television series Doctor Who. He appeared in the recent Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, 2015's Terminator: Genisys, as well as many other Doctor Who related things.

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson, 47, is best known for his rock group of the same name. He's appeared in many things, mostly television shows like Sons of Anarchy, Californication, and Eastbound & Down.

Tom Hiddleston

The 35-year-old actor is best known for playing Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. He's also appeared in the recent Crimson Peak and I Saw the Light.

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder, 37, is known for playing Boone Carlyle in Lost, Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, and Adam Knight in Smallville.

Doug Jones

Before becoming an actor, Doug Jones, 55, was a contortionist. He's appeared in most Guillermo del Toro films like Hellboy (as Abe Sapien), Pan's Labyrinth, and Crimson Peak. He also portrayed the Silver Surfer in 2007s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and has also appeared in many other great films.


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