Wachowskis Cast Sean Bean for Han Solo Role in 'Jupiter Ascending'
Speaking of Star Wars… but not really. Or maybe? Some interesting casting for one of my most anticipated sci-fi projects in the work has just arrived courtesy of Deadline. They report that fan favorite actor Sean Bean, last seen in "Game of Thrones" as Ned Stark, "Missing" and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, has scored a major role in the Wachowski sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending. The ambitious futuristic feature is already set to star Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, but more great actors keep getting adding to the cast list. Eddie Redmayne also recently joined, but now Bean is the latest to land what seems to be a key role in this sci-fi.
The casting news mentions this statement: "Bean will play Stinger, a Han Solo-type character written older than co-star Channing Tatum." Ah, so what do we have here? We know that Kunis and Tatum co-star, likely as a pair, but what exactly is the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending about? IMDb describes it as: "In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign." So how exactly does a gruff Han Solo-like guy fit into all this? We're not exactly sure just yet.
One reason I'm excited for this movie, without even really knowing much about it, is because I keep hearing this is the Wachowskis' ambitious new sci-fi movie to follow The Matrix. A couple of months ago, our friend Frosty from Collider was at a press event with Channing Tatum and he tweeted this after talking to him about Jupiter Ascending: "Said what the Wachowskis are planning is the craziest shit he's ever seen." Yea, that's exactly why I'm excited. Especially with Sean Bean, also known as Boromir in Lord of the Rings, joining as "Han Solo". I'm sure when we find out what exactly that means, it will be an awesome discovery.