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21st Jun 2014

A fifth Bourne film is happening, but it’s not happening with Matt Damon or Paul Greengrass

Excuse us while we feel a little bit 'meh' about the whole thing.

Tony Cuddihy

Excuse us while we feel a little bit ‘meh’ about the whole thing.

Following news that a new ‘Bourne’ film has been pushed back to 2016, there were reports that the rescheduling took place in order to accommodate the schedule of Matt Damon.

Damon, of course, played the role of Jason Bourne in the highly successful first three films in the series, before Jeremy Renner stepped in for the decidedly average Bourne Legacy in 2012.

Disappointingly, the fifth film in the franchise will against feature Renner’s Aaron Cross, with Jason Bourne – and Damon – nowhere to be seen.  

Justin Lin will direct, meaning Paul Greengrass will also be elsewhere when the cameras start to roll.

“It’s simply not true,” said producer Frank Marshall of rumours that Damon would be returning.

“[Director] Justin Lin is working with Andrew Baldwin on an Aaron Cross script/story that they pitched us a few months ago. I talk to Justin all the time and the script is not ready.

“It’s a summer movie, and if we don’t start preproduction now, we can’t make next summer. Therefore, it’s a wise decision to move to 2016.”

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