The Sandman on Netflix is primarily a self-contained narrative, despite being adapted from the groundbreaking comic book series of the same name published by Vertigo. A significant number of the connections to the greater DC universe that was in the original source material have been severed to make room for a storyline that is more narrowly focused.
Despite this, the series, which was made available on streaming sites on Friday, features a cryptic allusion to Wonder Woman 1984, one of the films in the DC Extended Universe that has received a variety of reactions from audiences: positive, negative, and neutral.
The Sandman and Wonder Woman similarities?
Tom Sturridge’s character, Dream, spends the first episode of the series being held captive on Earth. During this time, his deadly weapons, such as his helmet, his ruby, and his bag of sand, are taken away from him. A century later, when Morpheus was finally freed from his bonds, he did not waste any time in starting his hunt for his family.
DC fans would find it fascinating to hear that one of these elements was already featured heavily in the previously mentioned sequel starring Gal Gadot. This information may be of interest to DC enthusiasts. That would be the Dreamstone if I understood you correctly.
An ancient relic known as the Dreamstone had the ability to warp reality and grant wishes to whoever held it in the year WW84, and it was said that this power was passed down from generation to generation.
However, in the DC Comics world, the Dreamstone was in the ownership of Dream of the Endless and was utilized for evil by Doctor Destiny when Sandman was locked up in prison. This took place while Sandman was in custody.
The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) came up with this new history for the relic, in which it was revealed that the chaos deity known as the Duke of Deception was the one who originally developed it.
In the comics, Dee changed the ruby so that it would only follow him and dubbed it the Materioptikon. He did this so that the ruby would not obey anybody else. After that, he put it to use by seeing into the hopes and worries of other people and bringing them to life with the use of the Materioptikon.
After Morpheus was set free, he collaborated with fellow Justice League members Mister Miracle and the Martian Manhunter to find a way to bring it back. Neither hero makes an appearance in the version that was adapted for television, which is unfortunate.
This underhanded connection to WW84 is funny due to the fact that David Thewlis, who previously played Diana’s foe Ares in the 2017 film Wonder Woman, now portrays Destiny/John Dee in The Sandman.
In Wonder Woman, David Thewlis portrayed the villainous role of Ares. Even though the DC logo does not show in the Netflix program until the very end of the credits, it is clearly clear that The Sandman is, in fact, a member of the DC universe. The DC logo appears at the very end of the credits.