Last year, when Matthew Vaughn left ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, everyone assumed that he had a very good reason. Then, it was reveled that he left in order to finally get moving on his adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ James Bond meets ‘My Fair Lady’ comic, ‘The Secret Service’. Though it didn’t seem to be a big deal, big names like Colin Firth and Mark Hamill signed onto the project and there are rumors about Leonardo DiCaprio circling a role as well. But now another legendary name in cinema might be next in line to get into the spy game. Well, in his case, get BACK into the spy game.
Multiple sources are indicating that Sir Michael Caine has joined ‘The Secret Service’, which is scheduled to begin filming next month. While unconfirmed at this time, reports say that the veteran actor will be playing the role of the head of the espionage organization that Firth’s character belongs to.
Normally when it comes to news about movie versions of his works, Millar is the first to spill the beans and spread the hype. However, when asked about this casting news, the series creator responded with this tweet:
Flurry of tweets asking about the great @themichaelcaine joining our Secret Service movie. Very interesting, but only Fox can confirm :)
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) July 17, 2013
With no solid evidence at the moment, we can only assume that this news will be confirmed or debunked next month when a press release goes out about the beginning of production. However, one would hope that Caine is indeed involved since not only is he a phenomenal actor, it would be a nice nod to the spy movie genre to include someone who has such a rich history in it.
Do you think that Michael Caine will be a part of ‘The Secret Service’? Would you like to see him in the film? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below.
‘The Secret Service’ is scheduled for release on November 14, 2014.