Fans who were upset that The Bourne Legacy would not see Matt Damon return as Jason Bourne will want to pay close attention to this story. As you may know, despite the name of the film, the movie will be focused on a new character named Aaron Cross, portrayed by Jeremy Renner. Though Damon will not be in the film in any capacity, there is still a chance he may return in the future.
Speaking with Empire about the new character, producer Frank Marshall expressed his hope that the next film, if there is one, would see Matt Damon return as Bourne and team up with Jeremy Renner’s character.
“He’s coming from a completely different background to Jason [Bourne]. He knows exactly who he is; he signed up to this…He wants to be part of a team. I can tell you he was in the military then he joined the programme. He’s a person who wants to be part of something… to have a sense of purpose. But then it’s taken away…You see there are several different programmes in the movie with different skill sets. All possibilities are open. My dream is that in the next one we see Matt and Jeremy team up.”
If there’s anyone that can carry this franchise, it’s Jeremy Renner. He is a very diverse and talented actor who has proven his action chops in films like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and The Avengers.
That said, I would love to see Matt Damon back as I loved the first three films in the series. Plus, Jeremy Renner already expressed interest in doing a future Bourne film with Damon and I think a team up between the two would no doubt make for a highly enjoyable action flick.
Of course, this was just a dream expressed by the producer and that doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen. Remember, Damon didn’t want to return without Paul Greengrass back in the director’s chair. We also don’t even know if there will be another film in the series yet. It all depends on how The Bourne Legacy does at the box office.
The Bourne Legacy opens in theaters on August 10, 2012 and also co-stars Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz and Joan Allen.
What do you think? Do you want another Bourne movie with Damon and Renner? Sound off in the comments below.