Yep, you’ve heard us right. Matt Damon, the dude who swore he’d never make another Bourne movie, is negotiating a return to the franchise. Pretty damn awesome, if you ask me.
According to the scoop, Damon will only return if his buddy Paul Greengrass is allowed to direct. Greengrass is mostly responsible for the success of the original Bourne Trilogy, and his return would indicate an admission of defeat for Universal, who unsuccessfully attempted to relaunch the franchise under the new leadership of director Tony Gilroy (who had previously only written the scripts for the Bourne films).
I can’t help but feel a small tinge of pain for my favorite superher archer, Jeremy Renner. After the success of the Hurt Locker, he hasn’t managed to seize leading roles, and despite Bourne Legacy‘s failure at the box office, I hoped the franchise could be ‘his thing’.
But not all is lost. If Damon does, in fact, return to Bourne, then he’ll be doing so in a team-up movie, featuring both Jason and Aaron Cross.
Two superspies for the price of one!