Jason Bourne Returns: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Reunite to Continue Bourne Franchise
Following 2007's hugely successful The Bourne Ultimatum(I saw it 4 times in theaters) it was surprising that all of a sudden Matt Damon was refusing to do any more. He had creative differences with producers and future Bourne film director Tony Gilroy. He was upset in the replacing of Ultimatum helmer Paul Greengrass(Captain Phillips) and Damon vowed to never return to the character until Greengrass returned to the directors chair. Now Deadline is reporting that everyone is getting what they want because Universal is in the final stages of contracts for the academy award nominated Greengrass and the Academy award winning Damon. Now the biggest question is what does this do for the new Jeremy Renner franchise? The Bourne Legacy was considered a success with Renner starring and Gilroy directing and writing the script. Legacy made over $275 million at the box office worldwide and had a a rotten tomatoes rating of 55%, the sequel is still expected to hit theaters in 2016 but separate from the Damon/Greengrass led film. So when will we see Damon and Greengrass actually start making a movie? Probably not for another year or so. Both Men always seem to have something on their plate. Damon is set to star in Ridley Scott's The Martian and Greengrass is supposed to be directing Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in The Ballad Of Richard Jewell. I wouldn't expect to see another Bourne movie until 2016 but whether thats Jeremy Renner or Matt Damon starring is still yet to be determined. At least we now have this too look forward to in the coming years.