Wachowskis Cast Sean Bean for Han Solo Role in 'Jupiter Ascending'

February 5, 2013
Source: Deadline

Sean Bean

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.

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Well we all know which character will die in that movie

TOONFED on Feb 5, 2013


So, he's going to fulfill Ford's biggest wish: his character will die.

reeft on Feb 5, 2013


Wachowskis Sean Bean Where do I buy my ticket now?

OfficialJab on Feb 5, 2013


How long till he dies?

Ross on Feb 5, 2013


Sounds like a scifi snow white...

ind3lible on Feb 5, 2013


If they REALLY wanted to give this film an extra air of originality...they would NOT kill Sean Bean.

Chris Groves on Feb 5, 2013


Aye-aye, time to break the pattern and let him live!

David Banner on Feb 5, 2013


For Earth, James?

axalon on Feb 5, 2013


Well we havent seen him die in space yet!

Cody W on Feb 5, 2013


HAHA I knew this was coming. So true tho.

Reznik on Feb 5, 2013


Spoiler alert: He dies lol Someone had to do this joke

Nuno Lopes on Feb 5, 2013


One does not simply desend upon Jupiter...

Jim Dawkins on Feb 5, 2013



conradthegreat on Feb 5, 2013


I guess it's about time for Sean Bean to die in space .

Blargh on Feb 5, 2013


Wachowskis doing the "craziest shit ever seen"? Nerdgasm

Jon Odishaw on Feb 5, 2013


I think they peaked with The Matrix.Movies they made since are good but nothing compared to the first matrix movie.I doubt they can top it.We will see.

boyo on Feb 6, 2013


Cloud Atlas had one of the best Sci Fi sequences I've ever seen. The Wachowskis haven't missed a step as far as I'm concerned.

Jon Odishaw on Feb 6, 2013


Cloud Atlas is decent but for me it did not have the same umph as The Matrix first time a saw it.Maybe I'm getting old.

boyo on Feb 6, 2013


"a saw it" lol. I saw it.typos.Whatcha gonna do.

boyo on Feb 6, 2013



S. on Feb 5, 2013


I'd watch Sean Bean do 2 hours of fart noises. This is just a bonus.

PBGray on Feb 5, 2013


I got better for you.There is a whole bunch of movies with him in the lead role as Richard Sharpe,a soldier in the British army during Napoleonic wars.Also,he does not die.Go figure.

True Tom on Feb 6, 2013


I'm going to check that out. Love the Bean. So does my wife. :/

PBGray on Feb 6, 2013


Impossible tobe a Sean Bean lover and not love Richard Sharpe. Not Hollywood production values, but you'll forget that with every "bugger" and "bastard." He's not the only outstanding performance in the series, but he owns the show like no other title character. The dvds are available in most public libraries.

jrod on Apr 17, 2013


Channing Tatum is a terrible actor. I'll wait for this to find its way to Redbox.

Box State Critic on Feb 5, 2013


Sounds like Snow White. He'll be the huntsman.

edgesight on Feb 7, 2013

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