Now that for the next chapter in the "Bourne" franchise via "The Bourne Legacy", we can't ruminate too long on how satisfying the action-packed experience was before fans start thinking about a possible next "Bourne" movie with new star Jeremy Renner as its anchor.
When MTV News caught up with Renner, writer/director Tony Gilroy and co-star Edward Norton recently, we asked them to tell us what the hypothetical future might hold for the characters.
First thing's first, they'll need to make sure Renner stays involved, according to Gilroy, as the Oscar-nominated actor was one of the main reasons the movie worked in the first place.
"We needed a really tremendous, righteous, pure, soulful actor and then we needed an athlete and then we needed an actor who really wasn't formed in the public's mind yet," Gilroy said of Renner's initial casting.
Luckily for Gilroy, his star hasn't finished with the character yet and is happy that he doesn't have to be involved in the initial sequel conversations.
"It's a great character. There's a lot left to explore there for me personally," Renner said. "I have no idea where they'll go with it. ... I have no idea what's going on, people are probably more informed than I am of the reality of me being in another movie."
Renner's co-star Edward Norton added that he thinks his character's development won't need any in-depth exploration in comparison to the film's larger political themes.
"I don't think we're going to be doing a deep dive into the relationship world of Ric Byer," said Norton. "I think we're going to be finding out more about the pharmaceutical corporate conspiracies that we should all be worried about, but I don't know, that's Tony's [decision]."
But Gilroy said his film-making focus centered on completing one movie before even thinking about plot lines for a sequel.
"We wanted to make something that was completely round, that you could watch having not seen the other films. We wanted to pay back people who'd paid attention," Gilroy said . "I've seen some movies recently where they're asking you to buy the next ticket on the way out the door. We didn't want to do that. We didn't want to be cheesy. We wanted to be in a place where there was a variety of places to go. We plowed a lot of fields here. There's a lot of places to go moving forward."
In contrast to the vague answers from the gentleman, leading lady Rachel Weisz was the only one to get specific with what she wanted addressed in a potential sequel: a happy and healthy romantic relationship between her character, Dr. Marta Shearing, and Renner's Aaron Cross.
"I think she and Aaron should have lots of babies," Weisz said with a laugh.
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