Bourne Trilogy Honest Trailer

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Matt Damon isn’t even thinking about a new Jason Bourne movie right now.
  • A Spartacus veteran joins the cast of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.
  • Isabela Moner describes her crazy first day on Transformers: The Last Knight.
  • Don’t get your hopes up for The Goonies 2.
  • Chris Tucker says they may get around to making Rush Hour 4 some day.
  • Does a new clothing line tease Space Jam 2 details?

Although Jason Bourne was one of many major sequels to leave both audiences and critics disappointed this summer, it still did strong numbers at the box office and it did end with a cliffhanger. That means that they’re already thinking about another movie, right? According to series star Matt Damon, nah:

Not right now. Those things are a massive undertaking. We started shooting that in September and finished in March. It’s just big, with a massive second unit.

It’s a fairly non-commital answer. Damon didn’t say they’re never going to make one, but he did offer a polite version of “making those movies is really hard and my body still aches and I’d like a break before I even think about another one, thank you ver much.” Still, I’d put good money on Damon and director Paul Greengrass coming back for at least one more movie. After all, they need to end things on a high note.

Pacific Rim 2

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom began filming one week ago, but not before another actor joined the cast. Nick Tarabay, best known for his work in television shows like Spartacus, The Expanse, Castle, and Arrow, has signed on to play an unspecified role alongside John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, and Jing Tian. Since is something of a reunion, since director Steven S. DeKnight was the showunner on Spartacus, where Tarabay played the treacherous gladiator-tunred-spy Ashur.

Transformers The Last Knight Footage

Isabela Monder, the young newcomer to the franchise in Transformers: The Last Knight, spoke about her first day on the set of the film. And yes, director Michael Bay gave her a literal baptism by fire:

‘Welcome! Today you’re going to put out a fire. Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher?’ Michael lit this huge fire so I could practice, and kept shouting, ‘You have to get closer! Closer! You’re not in the shot yet!’ All I could think was, ‘My face is going to melt off!’ I grabbed them and I ran through the scene with all this wind blowing in my face and dust getting in my eyes and smoke and things on fire. When I finished it, it was just the most amazing feeling to know that I’d done it.

Bay’s sets tend to be very loud, very explosive places where carefully orchestrated mayhem is a daily occurrence. So of course the 15-year old actress had to get up close and personal with a fire on day one.

They’ve been threatening us with Space Jam 2 for some time now, but those threats took on more substance when Justin Lin actually signed on to direct LeBron James in the follow-up to the 1996’s most beloved feature-length advertisement. Michael Jordan celebrated the 20th anniversary of the film by announcing a new clothing line featuring Space Jam imagery and characters…and the official Twitter reveal was followed up by two tweets promising the return of the Monstars, the villains from the first film. Is this part of a viral marketing campaign for the clothing line? Most likely. Should we pick through them to see if there are any pertinent details about Space Jam 2 hidden in the noise? Be my guest.

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