Jeremy Renner Reveals Brief Details on 'The Bourne Legacy' Spin-Off

November 22, 2011
Source: Empire

Jeremy Renner

Though it isn't exactly a hard mystery to figure out, plenty have been wondering just how Universal's franchise spin-off The Bourne Legacy would tie-in to the original franchise starring Matt Damon. Well, Empire recently sat down with the film's star Jeremy Renner and asked him to clear things up, and while he doesn't give away too much, he does reveal the key bit of information that should quell anyone's fears about Damon being replaced in the series.  Renner says, "My character is called Aaron Cross, but he ends up having a bunch of different names" Basically, Renner is taking on a new character in the same universe."

Renner continued, "For fans of the franchise, [The Bourne Legacy] has that same ticking clock, but it's a new program and new characters. It's that same deal, it's just a new set of agents with a different leash. It's the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you'll know it's a Bourne movie." In addition, there's been rumblings that the film will actually take place while the events of the Bourne franchise with Matt Damon are happening concurrently, and there might even be a sneaky way of tying Renner's character and his actions into the plots of the original series, which would be pretty cool. My favorite moment in the original series is how The Bourne Ultimatum ties the end of the second film into being the middle of the third film, and I'm betting there will be some connections like that with The Bourne Legacy. Sound good?

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  • Big Boss
    Hey, it's Renner we're talking about here. I'll give it a shot.
  • Anonymous
    Sounds good. I was on-board from the beginning, though...
  • Gallagher
    It will be amazing to see Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton face off in this. I hope Renner as Cross surpasses Damon as Bourne.
  • Anonymous
    Still on the fence, but in a cautiously optimistic sort of way...   Is this gonna be like American Ninja where both title characters meet one day a few films later?
  • ... no Damon, no Bourne. Nuff said.
  • rennmaxbeta
    I hope this is genuine movie, not just milking the Bourne name. I don't want to say "franchise" because that sullies the Bourne films, which had a great story, really well told over three movies.




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