Jupiter Ascending (2015) Poster


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On the date for the wide release of this movie, February 6, 2015, Jupiter will be at its opposition. Meaning, it will be at its closest point to Earth, as well as have its face fully illuminated by the Sun.
The crew created a rig of six cameras, called the Panocam, which was mounted on a helicopter and covered nearly 180 degrees of the action. During post production, the directors could combine the overlapped filmed footage, essentially creating a camera that could swing around the action independently of the helicopter's actual flying path.
The chase sequence in Chicago was codenamed "Fifty-Two Part" by the film's crew. It was the longest sequence in the script and involving some of the film's most difficult stunts. To complete it, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum had to film every day for six months.
Channing Tatum had to wear a mouthpiece to change the shape of his lower jaw to realistically portray a part-canine character. This unfortunately prevented him from closing his mouth and gave him trouble when he had to talk.
Terry Gilliam (former member of Monty Python and director of Brazil (1985) has a cameo during the scene where Jupiter is processing her title paperwork. During the scene, Central Services is mentioned and Jupiter mentioned having to fill out a 27B/6 form. Both are mentioned more than once in Brazil (1985).
Channing Tatum apparently kept all of his prosthetic ears from the film.
Natalie Portman was originally cast as Jupiter Jones, but dropped out. Rooney Mara was considered to replace her, before Mila Kunis was finally cast.
The film was originally slated for release for June 20, 2014. But the studio delayed the film's release and pushed it back almost an entire year (9 months to be exact) to give the production more time in the post-production process.
VFX supervisor Dan Glass cites European architecture as a major influence on the designs in the film, including Renaissance architecture, modern glass and Gothic art.
According to the directors, the script was over 600 pages long.
When arriving at the planet Ores, the Station V from 2001: A Space Odyssey can be seen in the distance amongst the space ships.
The beautiful interior of the Natural History Museum designed by Alfred Waterhouse in London was used in the filming of "intergalactic space palace" scenes, housing film and stunt crew numbering over 400 and 150 cast and extras
Mila Kunis describes Jupiter Jones as unhappy with her job and life, but also lazy and with no aspirations to do anything about it until Caine Wise finds her.
Douglas Booth describes Titus Abrasax as "a bit of a playboy" mentioning his spaceship, as described in the script, is a cross between a Gothic cathedral and the Playboy Mansion.
The Wachowski siblings second film that Natalie Portman dropped out of, following Cloud Atlas (2012).
Sean Bean's character (Stinger Apini) sort of retired on Earth to keep bees. This is a reference to Sherlock Holmes, who has retired to the Sussex Downs to keep bees in the original short story "His Last Bow".
Filming was completed in 2013, but the film sat unreleased until early 2015.
This is the first 3D film directed by the Wachowski siblings.
The first film by the Wachowski siblings to be set entirely in the same year as the release of the film (2015) since Bound (1996).
This movie is said to have more comedic elements than the Wachowski siblings earlier films.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was considered for a role.
Jupiter Ascending is the Wachowski siblings second movie to receive an MPAA rating lower than R. The first was Speed Racer (2008), which was rated PG. Jupiter Ascending is rated PG-13.
During the flight scene with the Keepers in Chicago, not one car is driving the streets.
Natalie Portman was cast in the lead role, but dropped out. She was replaced by her close friend Mila Kunis. The two starred together in Black Swan (2010).
Douglas Booth and Vanessa Kirby previously appeared together as Pip and Estella in Great Expectations (2011).
Ondra Zelary was considered for a role.
Both Douglas Booth and Eddie Redmayne appeared in "The pillars of Earth" (2010) TV show. Jupiter Ascending is based on the planet earth survival and the pillars that control and hold it together.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Stinger Apini, Sean Bean's character, does not die in this film. As a result, there is an in-joke remark that his character "made it through".

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