EXCLUSIVE: Sean Bean has been set by Warner Bros for a starring role in Jupiter Ascending, which Lana and Andy Wachowski will direct as their next film. Bean will play Stinger, a Han Solo-type character written older than co-star Channing Tatum. He joins Eddie Redmayne, Tatum and Mila Kunis. Bean is represented by CAA and Independent Talent in the UK and attorneys Marcy Morris and Karl Austen.

I still haven’t gotten over Bean getting killed in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, but he has been working steadily, including Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters. This should be a high-profile gig for him. We can all just hope that this will be that rare movie where Bean’s character lives to the end credits.