Star Wars legend Mark Hamill is set to appear in the Matthew Vaughn big screen adaptation of the Mark Millar comic The Secret Service. Mark claims that Millar first approached him to use his likeness for the comic and then asked him to play the character on the big screen.
Hamill told Media Mikes, “Mark contacted me via email and wanted to know if he could use my likeness in a comic book and beyond that to kill me in it. Well I thought that it was a very interesting idea. I am a huge fan of his and Dave Gibbons from 'Watchmen'. I have a great friendship with him now. He asked me if I wanted to be in the movie and I said 'Sure'. I don’t know what the details are yet. But it sounds like a lot of fun."
He added, “I became very self-conscious but once I saw the advance concepts for the comic book from Mark, I thought it was such a brilliant concept combining the fantasy world of James Bond and contrast that with the drab lower-class English background that this guy comes from. It is such a wonderful paradox combination of elements in and of itself. It is not a major role but I never look at things like they need to be about me. I think about if it is good and if it is good I want to be a part of it. As far as I know, it is all a-go, we haven’t signed contracts or talked about a deal but I am sure it is going to happen.”
It was recently revealed that Matthew Vaughn decided not to return for the X-Men: First Class sequel, as he wanted to work on the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar’s The Secret Service.