Taron Egerton joins his acting hero Mark Hamill for Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance panel at San Diego Comic-Con

He impressed fans with his performance in the Elton John biopic, Rocketman.

And Taron Egerton could not believe his luck as he sat alongside his acting idol Mark Hamill, 67, during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Centre in California on Friday.

The actor, 29, tried to keep his calm as he joined the panel for Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance and gave sci-fi fans a glimpse of the highly-anticipated prequel.

Excited: Taron Egerton oozed charm and sophistication as he arrived for Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in California on Friday

Excited: Taron Egerton oozed charm and sophistication as he arrived for Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in California on Friday

Taron oozed sophistication and charm as he took to the stage in a white T-shirt underneath a floral unbuttoned shirt.

The Eddie The Eagle star teamed his stylish ensemble with a pair of blue jeans and white sneakers as he sat next to his Star Wars icon.

Describing the incredible moment Taron said: 'So Mark was in my first role in Kingsman: The Secret Service. We sadly never met and I was heartbroken because…it's Luke f***ing Skywalker!'

Speaking directly to the acting legend Taron added: 'From a young age, as you are for so many girls and boys the world over, you're a hero. And just the nicest person.'

Upcoming series: The actor tried to keep his calm as he joined director Louis Leterrier (left) and Mark Hamill (right) for a talk on  Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance

Upcoming series: The actor tried to keep his calm as he joined director Louis Leterrier (left) and Mark Hamill (right) for a talk on  Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance

Acting hero: Taron could not believe his luck as he sat alongside his acting idol and Star Wars icon Mark

Acting hero: Taron could not believe his luck as he sat alongside his acting idol and Star Wars icon Mark 

Chuffed: Taron told Mark: 'From a young age, as you are for so many girls and boys the world over, you're a hero. And just the nicest person.'

Chuffed: Taron told Mark: 'From a young age, as you are for so many girls and boys the world over, you're a hero. And just the nicest person.'

Greetings: The actor oozed charm as he greeted fans at the San Diego Convention Centre

Greetings: The actor oozed charm as he greeted fans at the San Diego Convention Centre 

The upcoming ten-part adventure series, which is directed by Louis Leterrier, is set several years before the 1982 Jim Henson classic The Dark Crystal.

The series, which is set to make its debut on August 30, returns to the dying world of Thra and follows three Gelfling as they discover the secret behind the villainous Skeksis.

As they embark on their epic journey, the Gelfling must battle the darkness in order to save the world.

Speaking about the fantasy adventure film Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, said: 'I can't wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.'   

Thrilled: The actor put on a stylish display in a white T-shirt underneath a floral unbuttoned shirt as he joined Mark

Thrilled: The actor put on a stylish display in a white T-shirt underneath a floral unbuttoned shirt as he joined Mark 

Keep it cool: The Eddie The Eagle star teamed his stylish ensemble with a pair of blue jeans

Keep it cool: The Eddie The Eagle star teamed his stylish ensemble with a pair of blue jeans

The panel: Eddie (pictured with Lisa Henson, left, Louis Leterrier, second from left, and Mark Hamill, right) spoke about his upcoming series

 The panel: Eddie (pictured with Lisa Henson, left, Louis Leterrier, second from left, and Mark Hamill, right) spoke about his upcoming series

Candid: The star, who completed his look with a pair of white sneakers, will see his upcoming series make its debut on August 30

Candid: The star, who completed his look with a pair of white sneakers, will see his upcoming series make its debut on August 30

The Gelfling cast will be portrayed by Taron Egerton as Rian, Anya Taylor-Joy as Brea, Nathalie Emmanuel as Deet and Caitriona Balfe as Tavra. 

Joining the Gelfling's will be Theo James as Rek'yr, Toby Jones as Librarian, Shazad Latif as Kylan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Seladon, Mark Strong as Ordon and Alicia Vikander as Mira.

Taking the form of the dark Skesis will be Harvey Fierstein as The Gourmand, Mark Hamill as The Scientist, Ralph Ineson as The Hunter, Jason Isaacs as The Emperor, Keegan-Michael Key as The Ritual Master, Olafur Darri Ilafsson as The Archer, Simon Pegg as The Chamberlain and Andy Samberg as The Heretic.  

The adventure continues: The ten-part adventure series, which is directed by Louis Leterrier, is set several years before the 1982 Jim Henson classic The Dark Crystal

The adventure continues: The ten-part adventure series, which is directed by Louis Leterrier, is set several years before the 1982 Jim Henson classic The Dark Crystal

Taron Egerton joins his acting hero Mark Hamill at Comic-Con

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