Contact Us

Next ‘Bourne’ Film to Team Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner?

Matt Damon Jeremy Renner
Universal Pictures

Superhero movies like ‘The Avengers’ aren’t the only genres permitted to mash characters together for the benefit of a heart-pumping action story. Spy thrillers apparently are able to venture down that path, as well. And so if audiences embrace Jeremy Renner as the lead agent in this summer’s ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ the creative team already has gone on record to say they’d like to see him team with a special guest star in the follow-up: Matt Damon.

First, some back story. ‘Legacy’ takes place in the ‘Bourne’ universe. It doesn’t reboot ‘Bourne’ or pretend Damon’s character doesn’t exist. It looks at the story from a different perspective, through the eyes of a second spy. And as you saw in the most recent trailer, it directly references the action from ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ Damon’s third and final turn as the lethal agent.

So when Empire sat down with writer-director Tony Gilroy about the future of the franchise, he admitted, “My dream is that in the next one, we see Matt and Jeremy team up.”

That’s the studio’s dream, as well. But we’re not sure if that means Gilroy thinks the franchise needs Damon’s help to carry it, or that a wish-list fantasy would just be to have these two macho leads joining forces to take down a massive foe. We’ll know a lot more about the strength of the ‘Bourne’ franchise once ‘Legacy’ reaches theaters on Aug. 10. That first trailer was fantastic, and we’re willing to bet the movie delivers. Why else would they already be talking about a fifth movie if they weren’t confident in the drawing power of part four, right?

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!