For a long time, it appeared as if it was never going to happen, but Bourne 5 is now shooting with Paul Greengrass back at the helm and Matt Damon reprising the role of Jason Bourne. Both the director and star dodged questions about returning to the franchise for years, and when Jeremy Renner was brought in to play Aaron Cross in The Bourne Legacy, it appeared as if the franchise was set to go in a very different direction.
However, that wasn’t the critical or commercial hit Universal had been hoping for, and it most definitely didn’t come as a surprise when the sequel to that was shelved in preference of the still untitled Bourne 5.
With Damon taking a break from shooting the movie to promote The Martian, he revealed in one recent interview that a big part of Bourne 5 will address where the character has been and what’s next for him.
“[Bourne] has his memory back, but that doesn’t mean he knows everything. It’s 12 years since Jason Bourne has been on the grid. So we have to answer the questions, Where’s he been? What’s he doing? What gets him going again? So once we solved all that, then we had a movie.”
These comments obviously raise even more questions about what’s to come in Bourne 5, but the movie is no doubt going to be awesome. Why do we think that? Check out our list of 9 reasons why this instalment could be the best entry in the franchise, and see for yourself.
Source: NY Daily News