Matt Damon Will Be Jason Bourne Once More

Jeremy Renner proved he could handle the reigns of a franchise he did not start with the 2012 release of The Bourne Legacy, but according a new report from Deadline he will soon step aside and let the real Jason Bourne return to his post.

Paul Greengrass and actor Matt Damon have allegedly signed on to create a new Bourne film that will be released by Universal in 2016. This is pretty shocking considering the fact Greengrass once told Deadline he felt the character of Jason Bourne had nowhere to go after regaining his memory. I guess money really does talk.

The entire Bourne franchise is based on a series of best-selling books from Robert Ludlum. The novels follow the quest of a former agent, who was part of a top secret government program called Treadstone, to regain his memory and exact revenge on those who betrayed him and left him for dead.

Renner is not out altogether. His character, Aaron Cross, is still slated to return in a sequel of his own that is also scheduled for release in 2016. It’s believed the Matt Damon film will come first, but we will have to wait for additional information on each title before we know for sure.

Could Universal be trying to build a spy universe with their Bourne franchise? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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