Budding action star Jeremy Renner is all set to reprise his role as Aaron Cross in the next installment of the Bourne franchise.
Universal Pictures isn’t ready to pull the plug on the series just yet. According to recent reports, the studio is committed to bringing another sequel to the big screen.
Sherlock Holmes scribe Anthony Peckham has been hired to bring the project to life. Although it’s clear that Universal is ready to give fans another Bourne flick, it’s unknown when the movie will find its way into theaters. A release date has not been set as of this writing.
Despite the lack of details about the picture, Jeremy Renner is definitely involved. The flick will continue the story that began with director Tony Gilroy’s sort-of reboot The Bourne Legacy. Renner took over the lead after Matt Damon decided to bid farewell to the franchise.
Renner’s installment of the series may not have been as popular as Damon’s contributions, but this doesn’t appear to matter much to Universal. Since the movies have developed a pretty strong following, the studio is hoping fans will continue to make the journey to theaters.
The Bourne Legacy was a modest hit for Universal when it arrived in theaters last year. The flick earned around $113 million in the US alone. The picture’s performance at the foreign box office helped pushed the international total to approximately $276 million.
No word yet on what the title of the next Bourne flick will be. If you do a quick search on Google, then you’ll come across all sorts of potential candidates. Some are a bit more serious than others.
Renner is currently attached to a number of popular franchises. Not only is he returning for director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2, the guy is rumored to be involved with Mission: Impossible 5 as well. There’s also a chance he might return for the proposed Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters follow-up.
Are you looking forward to catching Jeremy Renner in the next Bourne movie?
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