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.
Samuel L. Jackson's next comic book movie: 'The Secret Service'
- Oscars 2014: Who's up, who's down
- Grammy nominations: Who gets the call tonight?
- 10 best movies of '13: Owen Gleiberman picks...
- 10 best movies of '13: Chris Nashawaty picks...
- 10 best TV shows of '13: Doc Jensen's picks
- 10 best TV shows of '13: Melissa Maerz's picks
- 10 best albums of '13: Nick Catucci's picks
- 10 best fiction books of 2013: EW picks...