Finally! After years of rumors and speculations Matt Damon has just confirmed that he will be coming back to reprise his role as Jason Bourne in 2016! “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” star Ben Affleck, who’s a very close friend to Damon, spilled the beans on E! News at a red carpet appearance.
When the two buddies were asked if they mock each other when one is better shape than another, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) excitingly revealed the news.
“Well, he’s going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I’ve just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness.
So –” Affleck announced.
Matt Damon was asked to clarify is he’s indeed returning as Jason Bourne, he gladly answered, “Yes, next year.” “It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out but (Director) Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said.
I just needed him to say yes,” the “Elysium” actor added.
However, the actor did not mention the “Bourne” movie he’ll being coming back at will include Jeremy Renner in it, or if it will be a completely different film from Renner’s.
On his interview with Crave Online , to promote his new drama “Kill the Messenger,” Jeremy Renner shared his thoughts on having Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne in one film.
“For me, in my head? I think it’s a little bit of both.
I think you pit them against each other, and then they go together against the bad guy.
We realize that we’re not the enemy.
I mean, I think a thousand people can come up with that scenario, but I think you do both.
I think that could be really interesting.
Mind you, there have been NO talks, whatsoever, creatively about that.
So that’s just the fanboy in me, I suppose.
[Laughs.]” Deadline was the first to report that Matt Damon is returning to reprise his role as Jason Bourne in the franchise of spies and special agents.
While there’s no official statement from Universal Pictures it has been reported that the studio is trying to close a deal with Damon and previous franchise director Paul Greengrass.
Basically, Universal Pictures is trying to build a completely different franchise than that of Renner’s character, they are reportedly trying to continue with Bourne’s journey that doesn’t include Aaron Cross in it.
Word has it that “Bourne” 5 movie will be about Matt Damon’s character one that is supposed to have an earlier release date than Renner’s sequel.
Are you excited to see Matt Damon back as Jason Bourne again? Do you think this will be a teamup movie between the “Elysium” star and Jeremy Renner? Sound off in the comments section below.