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All the Classic DC Villains You Missed in Season 1 of Netflix’s The Sandman

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Amanda Catherine
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Amanda Catherine is an American Film Critic, writer, and journalist. She received a postgraduate degree in Film and Media Studies and has contributed several articles for top magazines. Her film criticisms were published on leading websites and have gained massive popularity. Besides film criticism, she loves to write about recent hot topics of celebrities and breaking news.

Yes, including John Dee (David Thewlis) cheating a bit because he’s the main villain in The Sandman. However, he has been in DC comics for decades and some fans know him better as Doctor Destiny. He first appears in 1961. “Justice League of America” ​​#5where he attacks the team by disguising himself as a Green Lantern before escaping with an anti-gravity machine. But the villain’s later appearances involve the Materoptikon, also known as the Dreamstone, who uses it to reshape reality as he sees fit. Unfortunately, a side effect of this is that Destiny is drained due to his addiction to the Dream Stone.

While John Dee in the Sandman comics looks like a skeleton thanks to the years he’s spent using the Materoptikon, actor David Thewlis just puts on an intense performance to signify the villain’s curiosity with grief, pain, pleasure and everything in between. There’s a little more nuance to creating your own world in the live-action series, which means no elaborate purple suit for Thewlis or flashbacks of any run-ins with the Justice League. But in fact, it also ensures that the show doesn’t tread on DC’s heels when it comes to iconic characters and franchises.

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