Matt Damon has confirmed that he’ll be reprising his role as Jason Bourne in another film based on late author Robert Ludlum’s spy series.
Matt Damon revealed the news during his and Ben Affleck on Friday to promote season four of HBO’s “Project Greenlight” and introduce winner Jason Mann, who the two will mentor during the upcoming season. During the event, Affleck let it slip that Matt will reunite with director Paul Greengrass for a fourth Bourne film together.
Damon last starred in The Bourne Ultimatum before Jeremy Renner took the mantle of the title character in 2012’s “The Bourne Legacy.”
Affleck told E! News: “Well, he’s going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I’ve just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness.” Damon confirmed the news, adding, “Yes, next year. It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”
Greengrass originally had no plans on doing another either. He told Deadline.com, “In the end I felt I had given it my all in two films I’m very proud of [“The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum”] and didn’t want to make another if I didn’t believe it could be as good if not better. I couldn’t come up with an idea, and the business reality of franchises is that when a studio has a Bourne, they’re obliged to make one every couple of years,” he added. “I discovered in my heart I didn’t have another one in me.”
With Greengrass now back on, he and Damon will begin filming their third Bourne flick together next year.
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