Matt Damon offers an update on a return to Bourne

News Glen Chapman 4 Jan 2013 - 06:50
The Bourne Ultimatum. Has summer 2007 saved the best for pretty much last?

Not a million miles away from his previous comments but he certainly seems more open to a return.

Whilst I don't think The Bourne Legacy deserved the level of scorn that was directed at it - it's a solid movie - it is comfortably the worst of the franchise. But even with that being the case, I would still be interested to see further instalments with Renner as the star.

Towards the end of last year, Matt Damon stated that he would be open to a return performance, but his involvement is very much tied in with Paul Greengrass - so basically, no Greengrass, no Damon. In a recent interview, Damon has been drawn on the matter once again and had the following to say:

“If someone wrote a good script, I would consider revisiting it. I'm just tied to Paul Greengrass, so if they could ever figure out a story, I'd consider it.” He continued: “That's why we didn't do it the last time. They hadn't cracked one for my character so they did it with Jeremy [Renner].”

So whilst this isn't drastically different from previous comments he's made about a possible return to the franchise, he certainly seems more positive about a return. I would have thought now Damon and Renner would have a very strong negotiating position.

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The Bourne Legacy was unwatchable - everyone I've spoken to, even strangers, have said so too.I call it The Bourne Atrocity.

I agree with you on The Bourne Legacy. It was solid, but easily the worst. It shouldn't have been made.

Kind of bored of having Renner foisted upon us, celebrated as this amazing movie star, when he sorely lacks the charisma to be called one.

Bourne Legacy was pretty awful. "Plotless mess" I think describes it best. Renner was good, but when there's no real story it's hard to put in a "better than good" performance. Be interesting to see where they'd go with it with Damon involved

I for one really liked The Bourne Legacy. It added a new element to the story

There should clearly be a Damon/Renner team-up film - by Greengrass, obviously. A new trilogy. The first one they are foes, the second they find common ground, and the third they team up and bring down the all the black super-soldier project(s).

Fifty shades of awesome, but those first two instalments should be meshed together, at first disagreeing but then finding common ground against the program

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THERE IS ONLY ONE BOURNE AND THATS DAMON. THERE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ANOTHER BOURNE CHARACTER. THE ENDING OF THE THE 3RD STORY WAS PERFECT TO EITHER END, OR TO A CONTINUATION BUT USING THE SAME ACTOR,DAMON.

Controversial, but my favourite Bourne film is still The Bourne Identity. I don't think Doug Liman gets enough credit for launching that franchise and I preferred his style of shooting action to the Greengrass shakey cam. Not that I don't love Supremacy and Ultimatum, but it was Liman's film that provided the blueprint. That car chase with the mini was like nothing else being done at the time.

Liked it. Lots.

This is a tightly produced movie with, yet again, seriously dark undertones.
The new agent, Aaron Cross is played brilliantly by Jeremey Renner and ably backed up by Rachel Weiss.
The supporting cast are terrific and those that are hunting our hero manage to pull off both menace and organised chaos in their search for
the "rogue" agent.
Thoroughly enjoyable, and hopefully a few sequels will flesh out the new generation of Agent that have supposedly replaced the "Bourne" generation. Much brutal melee combat will ensue I'm sure.
Highly recommended.
Remember, this is the start of a new franchise, so is VERY different to the previous Bourne Movies.

Why can't they do The Bourne Betrayal novel story? It has Jason Bourne trying to become David Webb again but conklin (his old enemy comes back, something like that).

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