Frank Masi
Darren Franich
August 02, 2013 AT 05:34 PM EDT

Samuel L. Jackson already has a busy career as Nick Fury, Marvel Studios’ designated charisma machine and official mascot. It’s the role that seems destined to put his Guinness ranking as the highest-grossing actor in history to stratospheric Ripken-streak levels. But the actor just hopped aboard another comic book adaptation to play a decidedly un-Nick Fury character. EW has confirmed Variety‘s report that the actor has joined Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service, an adaptation of the Mark Millar-Dave Gibbons spy thriller. (Vaughn previously adapted Millar’s Kick-Ass.) Jackson is playing the character Valentine, the film’s antagonist. The Secret Service is currently slated for a late 2014 release.

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