By Colin Greten
Although he has not completely ruled out the possibility of it, Matt Damon does not seem to be interested in doing another “Bourne” movie.
Damon made the franchise, playing the title character in three installments that were all very successful, and then Jeremy Renner took over as a new main character in last summer’s “Bourne Legacy,” which was decently successful with writer/director Tony Gilroy at the helm.
The original “Bourne” leading man, however, does not want to interfere with the story of the newest film as he explained, “From what I understand it kind of relives [“The Bourne Ultimatum”] from a different perspective” and “whatever they said [in “Legacy”] is true and so we’d have to acknowledge it in any Bourne movie that we’d do. And that makes it really tough.”
Despite not seeing “The Bourne Legacy” yet, Damon still thinks that with Jason Bourne finding out his real identity in “The Bourne Ultimatum” it would be “a real struggle to extend the franchise.”
He has also stated that he will not do another “Bourne” without “Bourne Supremacy” and “Bourne Ultimatum” director Paul Greengrass, who is not attached to any future projects in the franchise at the moment.
“Legacy” producer Frank Marshall said before the film’s release that he had hoped, “in the next one we see Matt and Jeremy team up.” However, this hope appears to be long gone, as Marshall has already confirmed that the next film will continue to follow Renner and Rachel Weisz’s characters and Tony Gilroy (not Paul Greengrass) is attached as director.
Matt Damon would only play Jason Bourne again under the right circumstances, and the franchise does not appear ready to make that happen as it moves on to its next installment.
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