Matt Damon has sparked fresh hope that he could return to the Bourne franchise by claiming he’d “love to figure out a way” to make another film in the series.
Damon starred as amnesiac spy Jason Bourne in 2002’s The Bourne Identity and reprised the role for two sequels, 2004’s The Bourne Supremacy and 2007’s Bourne Ultimatum. However, he opted not to return for this year’s The Bourne Legacy, which instead centred on a character called Aaron Cross played by Jeremy Renner.
Earlier this year (October 12), Damon seemingly distanced himself from a return to the series by claiming it would be “really tough” to make a new film but, in an interview with Playboy, he hinted he would be open to the possibility of another outing as Bourne in the future.
I love the character, and the three movies we did, so I’d love to figure out a way to do another one. I’m going to talk to Paul Greengrass about it.
However, he seemed doubtful that there could be a film featuring both he and Renner, adding: “I don’t see those characters teaming up with anybody.” Asked for his views on The Bourne Legacy, meanwhile, he said: “Jeremy Renner is a terrific actor. I love everything he does. I have not seen the movie yet, but it isn’t in protest or anything. When it came out last summer, I was filming a movie about Liberace right up to the end of August. We then had to rush back to New York, where we live, so we could get the kids settled and into school.”
Meanwhile, Damon will next be seen in Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land, a drama about the difficulties of drilling for oil and gas in a small American town. The film is due to open in UK cinemas on April 19, 2013 and you can watch the trailer below.