Joseph Gordon-Levitt has left the film adaptation project of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel, Sandman. Gordon-Levitt was set to direct and star in the film. The news broke on Saturday when the actor posted this to his Facebook page. He attributes the ol’ creative differences to his reasons for leaving.

RE: SANDMANSo, as you might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, a while back, David Goyer and I made a…

Posted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Saturday, March 5, 2016

The post is pretty straight forward, dignified and honest. Although it must have been an incredible difference of opinion between New Line and Gordon-Levitt for him to leave a project that he so publicly loved.

Neil Gaiman also took to social media via twitter, to show his support of Gordon-Levitt and also to explain that he doesn’t own Sandman and therefore has no influence over who works on the project. Here’s what Gaiman had to say about Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

It seems Gaiman had highs and lows last week on Twitter. He was over the moon when it was announced that Ian McShane would be appearing as Mr. Wednesday for the television adaptation of his novel, American Gods.

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