Up to now, both Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have vehemently denied rumours that either of them have plans to return to the successful Bourne franchise. However, in an interview with CNBC, Damon said that while he felt his character ended on a good note, he would “love to see what happened to him.” and adds:
“I’ve always been open to it if Paul Greengrass is the director, we’ve just never been able to come up with a story. So if any of your viewers have a story, please call Universal and submit it.”
I wonder if Damon watched the hugely disappointing The Bourne Legacy, which was neither anywhere near as good as The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Supremacy the films that comprise the Damon-starring trilogy, nor as commercially successful, and considered it his duty to participate on a film which would restore some quality to the franchise? Even without Greengrass in the director’s chair, he could do better than the uncharismatic Jeremy Renner, who is reportedly starring in a follow-up to The Bourne Legacy which will be released in August 2015.
So Greengrass, what are you waiting for? Though, to be honest, I’d prefer to see Doug Linam, director of the first film, return for another go….