The original Jason Bourne is back.
Matt Damon, who played Jason Bourne in the first three movies of the wildly successful franchise, will again take the lead role. Jeremy Renner took over the franchise reigns as super spy Aaron Cross in 2012’s Bourne Legacy, which Universal is also developing a sequel for. Renner’s next chapter was slated for July 16 in 2016, but it sounds like Damon may have taken his spot.
When ask will he play the role of Bourne again, Damon responded:“Yes, next year, ”It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out.” Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”
Last May, Damon was in discussion to play the role but nothing came out of the ordinary.
The next Bourne franchise is expected to be released in 2016.