Hollywood studio Universal want Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to continue making more Bourne movies “till they can’t do them anymore”.
According to The Playlist, chairwoman Donna Langley said she was determined to keep both actor and director involved in future films. Both, of course, are back for this month’s release of ‘Jason Bourne’, the fifth movie in the franchise.
“Even though Matt and Paul had been very definitive about not wanting to come back, we weren’t really willing to submit to that…Look, here’s what I think the goal is: to keep Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass doing Bourne movies till they can’t do them anymore,” she said.
Damon has been quoted as saying he was compelled to come back for another film due to the huge fanbase.
“At a certain point, I said to Paul, ‘People really want to see this movie, and that’s not something to turn our noses up at…Having made movies that didn’t find an audience, I didn’t want to thumb our nose at this opportunity,” he said.
“It’s this weird thing where you can’t give them exactly the same thing, or they’ll be resentful…But you have to give them enough of something they recognize that they feel like they’re getting what they paid for.”
It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for Jason Bourne.