Bourne 5 Production

America sure has spent a lot of money trying to save Matt Damon over the years, but thankfully his next role, Jason Bourne, is a more self-reliant sort. He kind of has to be, considering our government (well, the CIA) has burned through a lot of money trying to kill him.

The as-yet-untitled fifth Bourne movie picks up 12 years after we last saw him in The Bourne Ultimatum, which was released in 2007 but set in 2004. (That puts Bourne 5 in 2016, if you’re trying to do the math in your head.) So what’s he been up to all this time? Damon drops a few more details, and serves up the first official Bourne 5 image to go with them.  Read More »

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Want to see Daniel Day-Lewis beat a man’s head in with a bowling pin? How about Matt Damon kicking some ass as well? Then you better hurry up, because There Will Be Blood and two Bourne films are leaving Netflix next month. But there are also some great titles coming to the streaming service as well.

After the jump, find out what’s coming to and leaving Netflix in January.

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Matt Damon in Bourne

Ever since Matt Damon agreed to return for a fourth Bourne picture, we’ve heard rumors that the franchise would lead to a crossover between his Jason Bourne and Jeremy Renner‘s Aaron Cross. However, according to producer Frank Marshall, no such team-up is in the cards just yet.

But there’s no need to cry for Renner. Marshall also confirms there’s still room for the Bourne Legacy star going forward. Get the Frank Marshall Bourne crossover comments after the jump. Read More »

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Fans have been waiting a long time to see Matt Damon return as Jason Bourne, and now it looks like they’re going to have to stay patient just a little tiny bit longer. Universal has delayed the untitled action sequel, but it’s still coming next summer. More details on the Bourne 5 release date after the jump.  Read More »

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UPDATE: Producer Frank Marshall has issued a straightforward denial that Matt Damon will be back for Bourne 5. More info below after the original story text.

Universal didn’t offer an official explanation when it announced this week that Bourne 5 had been pushed back a year to 2016. But the rumor mill, as usual, is happy to fill in the blanks.

The latest (unconfirmed) word is that Bourne 5 was delayed to accommodate a busy star. No, not Jeremy Renner. Matt Damon. Hit the jump for more on Damon’s possible return.

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Matt Damon Bourne

Matt Damon has been saying for years that he’d gladly return for more Bourne, but only if director Paul Greengrass could come too. And even though Universal is currently in the process of making a second Bourne-less Bourne movie, Damon’s feelings haven’t changed on the matter.

In a new interview, Damon stated that he’d be “open” to reprising his role as the amnesiac spy. All he and Greengrass need, apparently, is some help cracking the story. Hit the jump for his latest comments on the matter.

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bourne ultimatum

The first three Bourne films, starring Matt Damon, were the first stage of what Universal would like to be an ongoing and continually lucrative series. The fourth film, written and directed by Tony Gilroy and starring Jeremy Renner as another chemically engineered super-spy (chems? Chems. CHEMS!) moved the story forward a bit, but wasn’t a runaway hit.

Universal has been developing a fifth film, and for a few years there have been hints that Matt Damon might be recruited to co-star in a “crossover” film that would put him in the same film with Renner’s character. That eventuality may be closer than we thought, as Damon is now rumored to be in early talks to return to the fold.

Update: Universal has denied the report. Variety has the denial.

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Bourne Legacy

Briefly: Jeremy Renner‘s first turn as the lead of a Bourne film wasn’t quite as well-received as the first three films with Matt Damon, but that hasn’t stalled the series. Universal is now moving on a fifth film in the franchise to follow the 2012 release The Bourne Legacy, with Renner again in the lead.

Deadline reports that Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes) has been hired to script a story that will feature Renner’s Aaron Cross as the lead. There’s no real hint as to the storyline, and at this point it still seems unlikely that Matt Damon will reprise the role of Jason Bourne in any significant capacity. Also uncertain at this point is the choice to direct; while Tony Gilroy scripted earlier Bourne chapters and directed Renner in The Bourne Legacy, he’s not locked to return.