Universal is looking to bring Jason Bourne back into the Bourne franchise mix. Twitch is reporting that Matt Damon is in negotiations with Universal to return as Jason Bourne. The Bourne franchise, with Damon starring, is one of the best action franchises around. You always know what you’re going to get, but it doesn’t disappoint. The biggest catch is that Damon is only on board if Paul Greengrass returns as the director. The article states that Universal is also in negotiations with Greengrass, so that’s a plus.
There is that pesky Jeremy Renner starring Bourne Legacy film, but apparently Universal wants Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne to exist in the same world. The plan, for now, is to have both Renner and Damon play their roles in separate films, with obvious cross-over potential. I’m completely on board with this, as Matt Damon is one of my favorite actors. I had very low expectations for The Bourne Identity back in 2002, and within about ten minutes I’ve been a fan ever since. If Matt Damon signs on this will be a huge win for fans of the franchise.
What do you guys think about Matt Damon returning as Jason Bourne?