Fans who were excited about Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass possibly re-teaming for another Bourne flick should prepare to have their dreams completely shattered.
Although rumors suggested the award-winning actor and the acclaimed director would reunite for another installment in the series, the folks at Universal have effectively burst that particular bubble. According to the studio, there’s no truth to these reports.
In order to clear the cinematic air, Universal recently reached out to Variety. While fans may be hoping for some sort of reunion, it would appear Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass aren’t returning to the Bourne universe anytime soon.
This doesn’t mean the guys won’t change their minds five years down the road. There’s always the possibility they could find the time and the desire to bring the character back to the big screen in the future. However, it’s doubtful the upcoming sequel will be fueled by their respective talents.
Reports about the pair reuniting for another Jason Bourne flick began over at Twitch. The website reported that Damon and Greengrass were in talks with executives at Universal about another go-around. Nothing about their involvement had been confirmed or denied by anyone at the time.
Instead of heading back to the original trilogy, Universal is moving forward with the story that began with The Bourne Legacy. The Inquisitr previously reported that star Jeremy Renner was in talks to reprise his role as Aaron Cross in the upcoming sequel.
Matt Damon fanatics still have plenty to get excited about. Not only does the actor appear in Brazil director Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, he’ll also appear in George Clooney’s The Monuments Men.
In the meantime, screenwriter Anthony Peckham will begin work on the next installment of the Bourne franchise. Although Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass won’t return, Jeremy Renner’s involvement is reason enough to get excited about the sequel.
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