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“Matt Damon’s Bourne likely to come back again… Jeremy Renner, not so much,” says Frank Marshall

December 31st, 2016 by Jonathan Snelling Comments

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The Bourne franchise began in 2002 with the Bourne Identity, since then four more films have been released in a 14-year period – but it’s not over yet!

Earlier this year, the last of these films, Jason Bourne, was released and it was the first time we’d seen Matt Damon’s character for nine years (Jeremy Renner had popped up in the spin-off, The Bourne Legacy).

This latest film was essentially a reboot of the original trilogy and focused on a more aged Bourne in a modern world of cyber warfare and terrorism.

The film became a huge success, achieving well over four hundred million dollars in the box office. With its success, it’s natural that speculation has begun to crop up that a sequel may be in the works. Producer Frank Marshall was recently interviewed by Yahoo Movies on the possibility of a sequel: “I have spoken to [Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass].” Explained Marshall.

“Obviously they’re very pleased with how the movie turned out. It’s really about the story, just like on this one, everyone said ‘if you come to us with a good story, we’ll think about it.’ So right now, we’re taking a pause and then we’re going to dive back in and try to find a story. We did leave it wide open at the end of the movie to continue on in Bourne’s world so we’ll see what we can come up with.”

At least this is a positive. We can see that they have the intention to make another Bourne film, which is more than can be said for a sequel to Renner’s Bourne Legacy, with Marshall saying: “That story is still out there as well but it’s not… we’re not talking about it.”

I’m sure that’s for the best.

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My name is Jonathan Snelling. I’ve been a movie fan for a long time now and last year completed a degree in Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. It’s hard to choose a favourite film but I’ve always been a major fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. I’m really interested to see how Ben Affleck does in Dawn of Justice as it's set to be an incredible film. I’m usually willing to see any genre but naturally some more so than others.