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Sean Bean is Stunned That He Was Killed Again in Civilization VI

I previously joked that because Sean Bean was the narrator in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, he finally landed a role where he couldn’t be killed off.

It simply made no sense, how could the Firaxis team figure out a way to kill him off? Now, we’ve not only learned he’s been killed off, Firaxis managed to record his reaction to learning he was axed yet again.

Featured above, you can view the behind-the-scenes video featuring Sean himself, as he talks up the differences between recording lines for film and video games. The question revealing his character’s death comes up around the 1:00 mark, and Sean’s reaction is quite priceless.

It’s worth pointing out that even I missed the subtle hint that his character was shot down in an aerial dogfight within the game’s intro cinematic – it took Firaxis pointing it out themselves.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is currently available for PC. In case you missed it, you can find my thorough review of the game here (I highly recommend it!).


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9 comments
  1. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    I was going to make a Leonard Nimoy joke, but I find it distasteful, heh.

  2. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    December 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    For England James?

  3. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Sean Bean is awesome. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t all that surprised hearing about this.

  4. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    December 9, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Poor Sean.

  5. Migi
    Migi
    December 9, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Kinda sucks they always have to kill him off, considering he seems like a likeable guy and a great actor.

  6. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Yeah.And he also has a voice made for VA.

  7. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    December 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    There’s been a few movies where he survives, but they’re all been fairly bad movies. Like the Silent Hill movies.