Originally this post was going to be solely about Mark Hamill‘s remarks regarding the upcoming movie Secret Service based on the graphic novel by Mark Miller, here’s what he had to say about his inevitable involvement:
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. The last time I played myself was in ‘The Simpsons’, back in 1998. It is very unnerving to play yourself because you have to analyze. ‘Well who am I?’. I really don’t think about myself except in the roles I play. When I was getting ready to do ‘The Simpsons’, I was walking around the house asking ‘Do I sound like this’ or ‘Do I sound like this’ (both in different voices). 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.
Then of course there’s that little movie project coming in 2015 from Disney called Star Wars Episode VII, Hamill had this to say about his return to the role the made him a household name:
“We have questions about it. And really, they’re not even at the stage where they’re able to answer those questions because, as far as I know, is there a story yet?” In regards to another actor playing the role: “They would get an age-appropriate actor. There’s so many good people.”
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