Will Corinthian return in season 2? The comics reveal the answer

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Corinthian, played by Boyd Holbrook in Netflix Sand seller adaptation, wasn’t meant to be a fan-favorite character. After all, he’s a brutal, bloodthirsty homicidal maniac who revels in the tired “bury your gays” trope by seducing men to murder them before stabbing them and devouring their eyes. (His own eyeballs are a pair of small mouths hidden behind suave sunglasses.

However, the Corinthian’s tricks and charm, coupled with Holbrook’s objective attractiveness, accentuated twang, and layered take on the serial killer, made him a hit. If you just finished watching The sand man Season 1 on Netflix, you might be wondering what’s next for Boyd Holbrook’s character. Here’s what the comics reveal – and how the show could stray from its source material. Spoilers ahead!

Who is the Corinthian in Sand seller?

The Corinthian is more than a nightmare, it’s a “collector” and the esteemed guest of honor at the “Cereal” convention. netflix

In the Sand seller comics, Morpheus’ original intention for the Nightmare known as Corinthian was “to be the darkness and fear of darkness in every human heart. A black mirror made to reflect all that surrounds it and to which humanity will not be confronted.

It may have been Morpheus’ arrogance or cynicism towards humans that led the Corinthian’s creation to go awry, but this nightmare was an abject failure from the start. As soon as he was able (even before the events of volume 1 of Sand seller)the Corinthian fled The Dreaming and went rogue in The Waking World where he committed a series of gruesome murders. Because Corinthian does not have normal eyes, he primarily enjoys stabbing his victims’ eyes and then consuming them. In the comics, his choice victims are young boys, but in the show, they are grown men.

The Corinthian in The sand man comics.DC Comics

Morpheus attempts to stop Corinthian twice, but both times he is thwarted – it is on his second attempt that he is captured by Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance), setting up the events of The sand man. Free to do as he pleases in The Waking World, Corinthian embarks on a centuries-old murder spree and incites others to indulge their murderous impulses, essentially inspiring a whole generation of self-appointed serial killers. “collectors”. Corinthian is a narcissist who prides himself on his “invincibility” and fame among the murderers of mankind.

In the season finale of The sand man and at the end of The doll house arc, Morpheus comes in just as Corinthian delivers his guest of honor speech at the “Grain” convention. Dream manages to stop his nightmare, turning Corinthian into a shrunken-headed skull and giving him to Lucienne (Vivienne Acheampong), who promises to keep him safe. Before moving on, Morpheus notes that he has other intentions for Corinthian – eventually.

Does the Corinthian return The sand man?

The Corinthian is a recurring character in nearly every episode of The sand man Season 1. Will we see it again on Netflix for seasons 2 and beyond? netflix

The Corinthian is not recreated in the Sand seller comics up to the ninth volume, The good ones, when Morpheus needs his help to rescue and protect Daniel (Lyta and Hector’s child). Without going deep into spoiler territory, Daniel’s unique status as a hybrid human and a dream makes him one of the most important characters in the game. Sand seller comics. He’s kidnapped by Puck (yup, that Shakespearean troublemaker Dream of a summer night) and Loki (the Norse trickster god), both of whom are featured in Volumes 3 and 4 of the comics. Whether Sand seller were to get the green light for Netflix season 2, we’ll soon meet two of Morpheus’ greatest adversaries.

As Corinthian 2.0, the serial killer and Nightmare morphs into a good guy with his penchant for violence still embedded in his DNA. He comes to the aid of Morpheus and succeeds in being Daniel’s bodyguard. In the process, however, he defeats Loki and Puck and eats their eyes – classic Corinthian behavior!

The Corinthian versus Loki.DC Comics

Will the Corinthian be in Sand seller Season 2?

While The Corinthian is regenerated by Morpheus towards the end of the ten volumes Sand seller comic book series (not including canonical additions and spinoffs), he could make an appearance even earlier in the Netflix series. Holbrook’s chilling (but also alluring?) take on the serial killer captivated audiences and earned the actor accolades. As a fan-favorite villain, his chances of appearing in Season 2 are high, though they’re far from confirmed. (After all, his shrunken-headed skull is in the care of Lucienne, Morpheus’ most trusted ally.)

It’s evident in the finale that the series sets up the rivalry and drama that should unfold between Morpheus and the Endless Siblings in the comics. Desire, Despair, and Delirium have an ongoing beef with their older brother, the King of Dreams. Desire (Mason Alexander Park), notorious for being a trickster and a temptress, may very well find a way to trick Lucienne and use Corinthian for her bidding.

We’ll have to wait and see if Corinthian comes back in The sand man Season 2 – assuming Netflix renews the series, of course.

The sand man is streaming now on Netflix.

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