Matt Damon Hoping To Make Another Bourne Movie

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The fourth film in the Bourne franchise is happening but it’s been confirmed for a while that star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass will not be involved. Instead, the studio is pushing forward with The Bourne Legacy which, despite its title, does not feature the character of Jason Bourne at all.

The Bourne Legacy will follow another new character who has to deal with the results of the events of the Matt Damon trilogy, while Jason Bourne still lives in the background. While everyone can agree we’d rather have Greengrass and Damon back to make a legitimate sequel, at least this studio-motivated idea allows for them to return in the future should Greengrass gain interest.

The main reason Damon isn’t back for Legacy is because he has publicly stated on many occasions that he will not make a Bourne movie without Paul. Instead, Tony Gilroy was brought in to write and direct the fourth Bourne installment which will have nothing to do with the story of Eric Lustbader’s novel for which they’re using the title from.

We don’t know much about the history of this new character other than he’s an assassin who went through the same training/brainwashing Bourne went through. As for who will play the new covert elite, the latest rumors have James Franco as a candidate for the part.

If it does well, we can guarantee another sequel for the new character or Bourne’s, or even a mix of the two where they work together. But again, that depends on Paul Greengrass’ return as Matt Damon is very hopeful that he can play Bourne again a few years down the line. In speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Damon spoke honestly of his hopes and the situation.

“I really hope it’s going to happen. It’s really up to Paul Greengrass, the director. I’ve always said I won’t do it without him and I think it would be a bad idea to do it without Paul.”

If the pair should decide to work with Universal Pictures again on Bourne 5, it will have to be a few years into the future as Greengrass has other projects lined up first.

“I think Paul’s probably going to do one or two other films that he’s got kind of cooking but after that [maybe they would start working on a Bourne film],” he continued. “I think it’s kind of the thing where enough time has passed that I think it won’t matter if we wait five more years to do it.”

Unlike most trilogies of the last decade, Greengrass and Damon actually succeeded in delivering a third installment with Ultimatum that was not only good, but arguably the best of the series. When and if they return, they want to ensure they’re coming back to make another solid film for fans of the franchise.

“We just want to make sure if we do it, that we do it right. There’s been a lot of pressure for us to do it obviously but that’s that moment I think where you got to step back and make sure you’re not making a mistake. So when it feels like the right time, I think Paul would be open to doing it.”

Paul, Matt, you guys should have made Bourne 4 instead of The Green Zone.

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Source: THR

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  1. Sad, but we hope Matt comes back to do Bourne 5. Indeed, Bourne Ultimatum was the very best!


  3. Paul and Matt, you guys have to come back for the 5th Bourne Installment. You gotta make it happen for your fans who are living by the Bourne series, watching whatever (read Legacy) comes by. After 5, upto you whether you wanna end it all or keep it going. But 5th part is surely needed.

    • he has no respect for his fans, or he’d have made a dozen by now. he could have plowed 007 into the dust of history, if he respected you. without respect, mexican kinfolks tell me, there is no love.

  4. matt, rhymes with old-hat. he’s lost his touch, he’s too old, and becoming a boar. find someone willing to work, and let him go back to making trouble for his political wienies. identity was the best one, the others interesting. matt is now bo-ring.

    • boo U

      • and i lovwe you, too, or at least respect u enough not to complain about your feelings. peace, kid. matty is an ooold man now. hawa! walk in beauty.

  5. thats really mean and dont say nothin bad ultimatum was epic. And MATT AND PAUL NEED TO COME BACK!!!.it really wont be the same without them. hopefully theyll come back to do the next one (the fifth one) and theyll rock it of course

  6. Bourne 4 was ok but just not the same without Matt (Jason Bourne). Look forward to seeing Bourne 5 if Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass make it>. Love the Bourne franchise!! Keep them coming.

  7. Do not agree, tho I’ve not yet seen Legacy. The picture viewed at the head of this column pretty much sums up Damon. if he’s not man enough to do the job, find someone who is, preferably someone who actually looks like a man from that part of Missouri, a Metis (mixed-blood Native American) not a white boy from Boston. niio.

    • I disagree!!!!!

  8. the 3 series of bourne was awesome! hope bourne and cross will met in bourne 5. I know that there is a bourne 5.

  9. damon please join bourne 5 your my biggest fan and renner tell grass that you and renner will team up in the movie call bourne retribution please acept it…………

  10. please there will be more actions and short taik and Damon and Renner wont die please Green Grass please there going to be teams

  11. hey Damon and Jeremy it would be greatif you would be a team and Green Grass you should make a bourne 5 and called it Retribition ITS about pay back for what they did it to JASON BOURNE AND AARON CROSS SO THEY ARE GOING TO TEAM UP PAY BACK THE TEAM WHO DID IT BUT THE BAD GUYS ARE BACK TO KILL THEM.


  13. Wow i refuse to go waste my mobey to see this bourne legacy witgout matt or paul, to change the main character of bourne is just rediculous, i love matt for being loyal to paul cause bourne is not bourne without them, i think they are fools for even thinking of making this trilogy without them!

  14. Wow i refuse to go waste my mobey to see this bourne legacy without matt or paul, to change the main character of bourne is just rediculous, i love matt for being loyal to paul cause bourne is not bourne without them, i think they are fools for even thinking of making this trilogy without them!

  15. There is only one Bourne and it’s Matt, I will wait to watch the new Bourne for ( FREE ) like other people that would have gone to the theater to see the movie.

  16. I watched the bourne legacy it wasnt as good without matt and paul so you have too make another one but at the end of the day it is up to paul and matt.

  17. I watched the bourne legacy it wasnt as good without Imatt and paul so lease please please make another one

    • have a stutterin problem ya stutterin momo? legacy was fine.

      • Momo? Yo no hast die ingles yo? I agree about Legacy, better without damon, but stay cool, please. ‘Sides, meanest thing you can tell a damon fan is how damon laughs at them, which is true.

    • have a stutterin problem ya stutterin momo? legacy was fine.

  18. Sooooo Matt has decided he will not make another movie in the franchise. He would rather continue to make lack luster nothing movies instead. Hey Matt, Sean Connery did Ok with James Bond and he still went on to make excellent movies and a iconic career.

  19. Only matt can be the right guy to star in borne. So I’m sure all the borne fans want him to make a 5th borne. Love you matt in all the movies you do you are the best for the job.

  20. As an intelligent human being, one who loves his country and Jason Bourne, I hereby FIRE the wienie Matt Damon, aka aging relic, from making another Bourne flick. Bourne was a vehicle that seemed made for him, but as he despises you, his fans, let him go. If he had any respect for you he would have reconsidered making Bourne Legacy. He would have done it for YOU. Not me, I don’t like him anyway, but do like the character, Bourne. What a dope he is. Did he take a kickback from the Brits to whine and cry and not make more Bourne movies?

  21. please Matt come back in bourn series.

  22. Hey everyone. One thing I must say is that the Bourne trilogy was amazing but why would there be a 4th or even a 5th one? In the “Ultimatum” everything was revealed and they were taken down. He knows who he is & even in supremacy he finds out who he is. So what possibly could happen in a 5th one. Like I said he found everything he needed to know with the help of Landy and Nicky.

  23. Matt you are not too old and you need to come back – I don’t care what anybody else says. Borne’s Legacy set it up. You need to come back and help Pam out of the mess you put her in. You and Aaron can get together to settle it for good. Greatest series of all movies!

  24. If you are really a lib.. stick to your ideals and dont do another..
    Hard to say no to the money and the fame…hypocracy is such a b****..hahaha

  25. Seriour readers and movie goers want to see this resolved. Pamela Landy is in trouble, and it is up to Jason, and now Aaron, to see that these people are not allowed to get away with this. Why can’t they work together? They need to turn the tables on “morally indefensable but absolutely necessary”.

  26. As a fan of both the book and the movies I would have to say that Indentity, Supremacy and Ultimatum are excellent. Legacy was okay, but would have served better as a stand alone with no mention of Jason Bourne whatsoever. However, I would love for Damon to come back and finish what he started.
    Now for all those who say Damon is too old, try looking up or reading the Bourne series on books. In the books Bourne is around 40 to 50, so Damon would be okay in my book and I am sure alot of others who watched and read the series.

    • And in Legacy, Renner wasnt strong enough without these pills he had to take all the time, so had to travel to another country to steal them from some government lab, whats that all about ?! Bourne never had to take pills and the only mention of pills was in Identidy when bourne shot the last agent and he told bourne that Treadstone was a combination of missions, pills and orders (not exact words) but renner has to take the pills or he’l die ! They changed too much in Legacy for me to even begin to like or understand the movie ! Shame on you :@

  27. Well siad angelo ! I want them to make as many movies as there are books ! And Matt Damon is def not too old to another Bourne movie, he is Jason Bourne, no one could ever play Jason Bourne except Matt, i watched legacy and it was awful without Damon and Greengrass, what a stupid idea to make another Bourne movie without Jason Bourne ! There was no point in calling it Bourne Legacy then if Bourne has nothing to do with it(im just an upset fan) just a stupid move to make more money. they made the 3 Bourne movies what they are…AMAZING ! And its not a good idea to have Renner and Bourne in the next one, just get rid of Renner and continue with Bourne alone and stay true to Identidy, Supremacy and Ultimatum please dont ruin it for the true fans !! Looking forward to the next one with Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass :) (fingers crossed)

    • Try with translate leagacy…

  28. This review is completely false. Bourne Legacy was linked to the other Bourne movies. Also if you had bothered to watch the special features content you will see why he chose not to do another story. he was happy finishing on the second one. but chose to close up the story in the third

  29. This last movie is not the same as the other 3 movies,i would love to see matt & greengrass make another jason bourne.