Matt Damon Says It Will Be Hard To Return To Bourne Franchise
Given the mostly negative reactions that The Bourne Legacy garnered earlier this year, it’s unlikely that Jeremy Renner will find himself leading another entry in the franchise all by himself, despite plans to mount another sequel at some point in the future. Fans have suggested that perhaps Matt Damon‘s character from the original trilogy could, like, team-up with Renner’s Aaron Cross, but Damon himself doesn’t seem keen on the idea. Maybe Jeremy Renner smells or something.
Speaking recently about the future of the franchise, Damon had this say:
“I think it’s going to make it harder for us to make another one. I’m just trying to figure out like… Because they used our characters, anything that happens in that world, that’s the ‘Bourne’ world now. So the pill popping and all that stuff happens. I don’t know what that story would be. I love Jeremy and I’m a huge fan of him and I know him personally and love him outside of work, too. But I just don’t know what that story would be. I could never see Bourne teaming up with anyone. And all he said was – he wanted out, he wanted out, he wanted out. So how do you get that character going again?”
Sounds to us as though Matt Damon didn’t think much of The Bourne Legacy either, given that he doesn’t even refer to it by its actual name. Damon, has, however, always said that he’d consider returning to Bourne if Paul Greengrass got on board for a third go, given that, yes, Paul Greengrass makes good movies. Sorry, Tony Gilroy. You done goofed.
What do you think, anyway? Would you like to see another entry in this particular franchise? Or do you think movie-goers have had enough of the whole Bourne thing?
Source: First Showing