Published On: Wed, Sep 17th, 2014

Matt Damon to return for new ‘Bourne’ film, still set for 2016

 A new Bourne film is coming. Now mixed reports on the Universal franchise indicate Matt Damon and creator Paul Greengrass could return which puts Jeremy Renner’s role in question.

Matt Damon Jason Bourne photoBoth Deadline and Latino Review are reporting that Matt Damon will return as the  CIA spy/assassin who can’t remember how he got to be a CIA spy/assassin, teaming with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greenglass for a new Bourne collaboration.

Universal and Damon (and Greengrass for that matter) have denied rumors that the reunion was in the works, but the film’s release was delayed until 2016 and THR seems to cement the truth in the rumors.

“Universal had set a sequel to Legacy, which was to have been directed by Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin, for July 16, 2016, but there is now talk that the sequel could move to make room for the reunion movie,” the Sept. 15 article states.

This new plan may not even include Avengers star (Renner) as Aaron Cross, one of several genetically altered assassins for the CIA .

Kudos again to Latino Review who was correct back in June: “…according to a deeply embedded trusted source, the reason Bourne 5 got pushed to July 15, 2016 is because Matt Damon is in fact back to play his signature role as Jason Bourne for director Justin Lin!”

More on that news HERE

Bourne 5 is now set for July 15, 2016.

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International Poster for "The Bourne Legacy"  Universal Pictures

International Poster for “The Bourne Legacy” Universal Pictures


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  1. Frank Marshall confirms both Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner ‘Bourne’ films are moving forward - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Frank Marshall says there is no Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon deal on a new Bourne film and Universal is moving forward with the Jeremy Renner project as well: “We’re on two […]

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