Ridley Scott’s The Martian already has a great cast filled with actors like Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, and Kristen Wiig. It even has some actors who AREN’T like any of those people. On top of that, it stars Matt Damon as Monsieur Martian himself.
Now the film has one more great name to add to its roster. According to THR, Sean Bean has joined the film as some kind of NASA flight director. The whole film is about how Matt Damon “accidentally” gets left behind by while visiting Mars and must stay alive until a search team can “take care of him." This leads me to believe that as a NASA flight director, Sean Bean might spend the whole film in a fancy room yelling at Matt Damon through a microphone.
But hey! It’s still Sean Bean, and Sean Bean is a lot of fun to watch. Drew Goddard wrote the script so he might be fun to listen to as well.