We last saw Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum. And, as you probably know by now, he’s reprising his role in the latest film in the series, Jason Bourne, hitting theaters today (July 29).
Back in 2011 Damon talked about his reasoning for stepping away from the franchise, saying, “If you look at the first three movies, we kind of pounded that idea of identity and amnesia into the ground.”
But that didn’t mean the Bourne movies would come to a complete halt. Actor Jeremy Renner stepped in to continue the series, starring in 2012’s The Bourne Legacy as Aaron Cross.
And, now, Damon is stepping back in (not sure where that leaves Agent Cross).
It is a little bit of a mind boggle, with all the back and forth. Damon recently sat down with SiriusXM to answer some questions out there, like the obvious one, “It’s been nine years??”:
If you can’t watch the video right at this moment, one of the best lines from the above interview is when Damon humbly says, “Having made a lot of movies that nobody went to see, I definitely appreciate a loyal audience.”
The trailer for Jason Bourne helps fill in some blanks, elaborating on what Damon is talking about in terms of a new story:
Damon reunites with Bourne Supremacy (2004) and Bourne Ultimatum (2007) director Paul Greengrass. The fifth film in the series also stars Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander. Julia Stiles returns to reprise her role as Nicky Parsons.
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