Remember when Jeremy Renner took over the Jason Bourne franchise and was going to basically do a whole new set of trilogies? Yea. Not so fast. Deadline is confirming a rumor that went around last year that Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass will be returning to the franchise and stealing the Renner sequel’s release date of summer 2016. Where the direct sequel to The Bourne Legacy is still in the works with director Justin Lin helming it appears it won’t get released until after Damon’s Bourne 5.
Now this isn’t all bad. Evidently Universal is hoping they can expand the franchise and have characters from both films crossing over with each other developing a Marvel-like universe on a smaller scale and with less spandex.
I wasn’t particularly enthused by Renner’s turn in the franchise so I’m happy to see both Damon and Greengrass return. Hopefully this means so awesome Renner/Damon action in the future.