Although the Bourne franchise continues without Jason Bourne, fans have been wondering if Matt Damon will return to one of his most famous roles, should “The Bourne Legacy” become a big hit. Screenrant recently had a chance to speak to Damon, and they asked him about what possible involvement he may have in the future of the franchise.
Screenrant noted that there’s been talk about him joining Jeremy Renner in “Bourne 5″ with producer Frank Marshall saying that was his dream. When asked is that something that he’s interested in, Damon replied:
“You know, if they had a script, I mean I’d love it. Paul and I have talked about doing another one for years. We’ve been kind of dancing around it. We just never could find a story that we felt was good enough. And if we could, then we’d do it, and we’d do it in a second. We love the character, we love the world and I’d love to do it. But it’s always been…We don’t want to get into it like ‘Oh, you guys’ll figure it out,’ because then it just means years off of our lives. And the last movie was really, really tough. We had no script and we were making the movie for a release date on the fly. And at that budget it was really terrifying and stressful and there’s no reason to do that. If there is a great movie to be made, then we can figure it out beforehand and then go make it, the way you always do. You know what I mean? But nobody’s ever come forward with that script, so we’ll see. I mean I want to do it, but we’ll see. We’ll see what happens. I bet this one’ll be a big hit, though.”
He continued: “This one this summer, with Jeremy(Renner), yeah. He’s awesome, and you know, he’s one of my favorite actors and I believe him in that world. You know, when Paul and I talked about maybe doing one, years ago, where we pass it off to somebody so the franchise can continue with someone else, Renner was the first guy that we talked about.”
“The Bourne Legacy” is directed by Tony Gilroy and also stars Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, and Oscar Isaac. It premieres 10th August.