Matt Damon Says 'Bourne Legacy' Makes It Hard for Him to Return
Back this summer, before The Bourne Legacy even hit theaters, producer Frank Marshall talked about the possibility of Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner teaming up for the sequel. The producer said, "You see there are several different programmes in the movie with different skill sets. All possibilities are open. My dream is that in the next one we see Matt and Jeremy team up.” However, The Playlist recently interviewed Damon as he does the rounds for Promised Land, and the actor doesn't seem too keen on returning to the franchise. More specifically, he thinks The Bourne Legacy makes it harder for his return.
Damon has watched The Bourne Legacy, and this is what he said about how it effects his return:
"I think it's going to make it harder for us to make another one. I'm just trying to figure out like… Because they used our characters, anything that happens in that world, that's the 'Bourne' world now. So the pill popping and all that stuff happens. I don't know what that story would be. I love Jeremy and I'm a huge fan of him and I know him personally and love him outside of work, too. But I just don't know what that story would be. I could never see Bourne teaming up with anyone. And all he said was – he wanted out, he wanted out, he wanted out. So how do you get that character going again?"
Surely a good writer could figure something out, but I like that Damon is so dedicated to the story that he doesn't just want to team-up with Renner for the box office or because it sounds fun. The way he talks, it doesn't sound like he's that big of a fan The Bourne Legacy, even if he's friends with Renner. Damon even recalls that they had issues getting a Bourne sequel that he would have done with Paul Greengrass off the ground, mainly because they didn't think they had a good enough idea. But Universal wanted their cash cow to remain alive, and The Bourne Legacy was made for better or worse. There's probably another Bourne movie on the way at some point. Do you still want Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner to team up?