Are you hoping that Matt Damon will make a surprise cameo in a new Bourne film? Are you holding on to Damon’s Jason Bourne going toe to toe with Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross? Well, don’t hold your breath, because it doesn’t look like Matt Damon’s up for it — at all.
While promoting his film Promised Land, Damon told indieWIRE that there was no way The Bourne Legacy left room for his return. “I think it’s going to make it harder for us to make another one. 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 could never see Bourne teaming up with anyone.”
In the past Damon has had notorious grievances with the franchise. While considering reprising his role for one last Bourne go-around, Damon dropped out of the project. Not to mince his words, Damon discussed with GQ magazine:
“It’s really the studio’s fault for putting themselves in that position. I don’t blame Tony for taking a boatload of money and handing in what he handed in. It’s just that it was unreadable. This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It’s terrible. It’s really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left.”exactly why he didn’t see a fourth Bourne film working for him, and that was mainly due to veteran writer Tony Gilroy’s script.”
Over the weekend Matt also spoke with Deadline about the Bourne franchising, harping on the importance of director Paul Greengrass’ involvement in the film for a possible return, which at this point doesn’t seem likely.
Do you think the Bourne Legacy spin-off would be better served with both Damon and Renner?