It wasn’t too long ago when both Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass both said they were finished with Jason Bourne, though soon after Damon said that he would be up for returning to the role if Greengrass was directing. Well, fast forward a few years, and after one middling spin-off film starring Jeremy Renner, the so-far untitled Bourne 5 is now shooting on the streets of Paddington, London, and Digital Spy has released some pictures of a scene where Bourne, now with greying hair, walks around with a backpack slung over his shoulder as he listens intently on a mobile phone. We don’t know anything about the story yet except what Damon told us a couple of months ago:
“Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”
These new shots hardly reveals anything, but isn’t it exciting to see the ‘real’ Bourne back after that pretender briefly took over the reins in 2012?
Bourne 5 stars Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and a returning Julia Stiles as former intelligence officer Nicky Parsons. Damon has a more hands-on role with this one, both producing and co-writing the script with Greengrass and Christopher Rouse. It opens in cinemas in July 2016.