Matt Damon isn’t off to a strong start this year with The Great Wall pulling in just over $42 million at the domestic box office so far. At the same time, the movie has been doing huge business internationally, with nearly $279 million from other territories around the world. But if you think that the lack of box office love in the United States will have Matt Damon going back to the well for more Jason Bourne, think again.
Matt Damon is still making publicity rounds for The Great Wall, and in a recent interview, discussion turned to the future of the Jason Bourne franchise, or rather lack thereof. It doesn’t sound like Bourne 5 will come together unless some kind of mind-blowing story comes along. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Up until now, Bourne 5 has been almost as big a mystery as its amnesiac hero. We’ve known it would feature the return of Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, as well as the return of Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass to the director’s chair, but not it would look like, or what the plot would be, or even what it would be called.
But that all changed during Super Bowl 50. Universal unveiled the first look at the next chapter in the Bourne series, and even gave it a brand-new title: Jason Bourne. Watch the Jason Bourne Super Bowl spot after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Super Bowl has to be the only television broadcast of the year where the ads are almost as eagerly hyped as the event itself. Even those who don’t know a touchdown from a tackle often tune in for the commercials, and with good reason: companies spend millions just staking out ad space during the game, and millions more to produce some of the slickest, funniest, weirdest, and generally most attention-grabby spots you’ll see all year.
That includes the major movie studios, which annually seize the event to pitch their biggest pictures to millions and millions of viewers. So which movie Super Bowl commercials can we expect to see this Sunday? Find out after the jump.
UPDATE: Since we first published this story, both Captain America: Civil War and Eddie the Eagle have teased Super Bowl spots. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Super Bowl may not be a movie event per se, but if you’re interested in cinematic spectacle it’s definitely worth tuning in for the commercials. Each year, trailers and TV spots for some of the year’s most highly anticipated blockbusters premiere during those coveted, multimillion-dollar ad slots. And this year, that slate will include the very first trailer for Bourne 5. Read More »
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Now that 2015 is over, we’re in a bit of a dead zone for movies with a lot of junk being dumped in January. Usually this period of disappointing options on the big screen lasts through February and into March, but for me, next month brings three of my 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016. But what about the rest of the year? Find out what other movies I’m looking forward to with the full list after the jump! Read More »
As Jacob noted the other day, this is the time of year we get to rest comfortably in our bubbles of excitement. We rarely feel any disappointment this early in the year with what’s hitting theaters (unless you were one of the few really pumped about The Forest), so we’ve yet to reach the point of skepticism about our most anticipated films of the year.
After the jump, help me countdown my most anticipated movies of 2016.
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Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
Right now Matt Damon is on a break from shooting Bourne 5, which has reunited the actor with director Paul Greengrass after they both stepped away from the franchise after The Bourne Ultimatum. Originally, Jeremy Renner was going to inherit the mantle with his spin-off franchise The Bourne Legacy, but a follow-up to that film has been put on hold in favor of this new flick.
Now an update from Damon lets us know that the film is halfway through production with some big things still left to be shot. And while there’s plenty of international locations again, something big will be happening in the United States again this time as well. Hit the jump to find out more. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Nightcrawler breakout Riz Ahmed was nowhere to be seen in 2015, but he’s going to have a hell of a 2016. The Star Wars: Rogue One actor has just booked a role in Bourne 5, which brings Matt Damon back as everyone’s favorite hair-dyeing amnesiac spy. More details on the Bourne 5 Riz Ahmed casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Actor Scott Shepherd may not have too many film credits to his name, but he seems to have everything required to become a great modern “that guy.” You know, an actor whose name you may not necessarily know, but whose presence is unmistakable. You watch him hold his own against Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies and you’re convinced that you’ve seen him in a dozen other movies. In reality, his biggest film role prior to that was “NYPD Detective” in Side Effects.
But showcasing your chops in a new Steven Spielberg thriller is a great way to shoot a massive syringe of adrenaline into your film career. Now, Shepherd is set to appear in the new Jason Bourne movie. That feels like the next natural step. Getting annoyed by an amateur spy played by Tom Hanks surely must lead to getting punched in the face by a master spy played by Matt Damon.
Learn more about the latest addition to the Bourne 5 cast after the jump.
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