Leonardo DiCaprio In Talks For THE SECRET SERVICE?

Leonardo DiCaprio In Talks For THE SECRET SERVICE?

The Great Gatsby actor Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly in early talks for a villainous role in Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Mark Millar's The Secret Service. After a villainous turn in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, DiCaprio would elicit a new level of excitement for the project.

Leonardo DiCaprio may be joining Colin Firth in Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons's recent comic book, The Secret Service. Where Colin Firth is playing the lead, an aging British Secret Service spy who begins to mentor his young nephew as a protege; DiCaprio is being looked at for the villain of the piece. It was previously reported that Kick-Ass actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson declined to play the role of Firth's nephew. The script is written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman and is reportedly set to begin production in August for a November 2014 release date.

If Leonardo DiCaprio does indeed join the project, it would mark his first role in a comic book adaptation. WB executives previously tried selling the idea of DiCaprio as The Riddler in The Dark Knight Rises to Christopher Nolan but that obviously didn't pan out.

Mark Millar Says SUPERIOR Will Be A Family Movie, Touches On The SECRET SERVICE Adaptation
Director Matthew Vaughn To Pen Script For Mark Millar's The Secret Service

"From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making! The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack's supervision, Gary's spy skills and confidence blossom--but when the duo learn what's behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved? It's a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle!"
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Hellsing - 6/4/2013, 5:49 AM
Well after Django Unchained why the [frick] not but in that movie he had Tarantino's writing to back him up, whilst Vaughn and Goldman are no amateurs it aint the same. But interesting casting.
SnapperCarr - 6/4/2013, 5:51 AM
Interesting. I'll have to hear more to make a proper judgement.
Hellsing - 6/4/2013, 5:59 AM
Also the dude on the cover looks alot like Jason Isaacs. Surprised he's not in it.
wcwpoet - 6/4/2013, 6:03 AM
Dicaprio got robbed by not being nominated for Django Unchained, I just watched that last night. He killed in that movie, and he didn't even have that much screen time. Not to mention Sam L's performance that made you instantly sick & angry.
airbeyonder18 - 6/4/2013, 6:06 AM
JohnLamb - 6/4/2013, 6:06 AM
That's awesome! Love Leo. No homo guys.
BboiBlack - 6/4/2013, 6:09 AM
Does this mean he's more likely to play Lex Luthor or less likely?
campblood - 6/4/2013, 6:29 AM
need more info before i can give a opinion
Hellsing - 6/4/2013, 6:35 AM
Wasn't he offered the role of Spidey, can't remember if it was for Camerons version or Raimis.I'm Glad he didn't take it.
thewonderer - 6/4/2013, 6:41 AM
Which other CBM projects right now need Dicaprio?

The man is pure talent but no role fits him.

This seems fine.
ATrueHero1987 - 6/4/2013, 7:25 AM
This movie will have some competition when it comes out. A Hunger Games movie AND Interstellar by Nolan comes out around the same time.
Niklander - 6/4/2013, 7:34 AM
@ATrueHero1987 Hunger Games sequel a competition!?! Interstellar sure is a competition but I am sorry I saw Hunger Games and it's BATTLE ROYALE combined with TWILIGHT which is a damn shame because the book was much more that the movie.
Seejay - 6/4/2013, 10:05 AM

Good news. He is a brilliant actor.
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/4/2013, 11:38 AM
Cool DiCaprio. :)

I like this story´s theme. Could be cool movie if made right.

Still sad Jason Isaacs didnt get the lead role thou. He would have been [frick]ing great and perfect.
Bandrews1 - 6/4/2013, 11:39 AM
I'm all for this.
BANEofExistence - 6/4/2013, 5:03 PM
Aquaman or Riddler! Or even Barry Allen the Flash would be good to!

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