When last we saw Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum, he had disappeared into the night, and it was unknown whether he would return. After a very long wait, eight years to be exact, Jason Bourne is finally set to return to our screens.
Speaking with Buzzfeed, Matt Damon explained why we have had to wait so long: “We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind of had to wait for the world to change.”
Eight years is a very long time to wait, and in that time there have been wars, austerity, the killing of Bin Laden, and the toppling of nations, some key world elections and the fallout of Snowden among many. So what will we expect to see in this new Bourne world?
Damon gave us a little hint as to what we can expect: “Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world… It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”
Damon also confirmed that production will start this week in Greece.
Bourne 5 is set for release on 29th July 2016. Just under a year away seems like a very short time period to produce a movie. I just hope it’s not going to be rushed because of it.