Alicia Vikander Set to Star with Matt Damon in Next Bourne Movie
If you don't know the name Alicia Vikander yet you likely will very soon, as she is on her way to becoming a household name in Hollywood. After wowing audiences with her gripping performance in Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Deadline is reporting that Vikander has signed on to star in the next entry of the Bourne franchise known as Bourne 5. She will be sharing the screen with returning cast members Julia Stiles and Jason Bourne himself – Matt Damon. They will be directed by Paul Greengrass, who is also returning to the franchise. The film's villain will be played by Viggo Mortensen, who's reportedly in talks.
This is yet another interesting choice for the Swedish-born actress. She had been in talks with star alongside Michael Fassbender in the upcoming adaption of the video game Assassin's Creed but she chose to do the Bourne film instead and passed on Creed. Don't worry though, she will still be "everywhere" soon as she still has five more films still to come out in 2015: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Tulip Fever, The Light Between the Oceans, Adam Jones and The Danish Girl. That is after already appearing in 2 other films, one that was excellent Testament of Youth and one that was not so good - Seventh Son. She is going to have a jam-packed rest of the year in 2015 and looks to be beginning to do that same for 2016.
What does this mean for the "other" Bourne movie though? We reported in January that Damon and Renner wouldn't appear together in any sort of crossover film. Producer Frank Marshall recently commented to our friends at SlashFilm that they are in fact different films/projects. I wouldn't be shocked if the Renner-led Bourne project continues to stall out as it seemed like Universal always wanted Damon and Greengrass back for another installment. I personally would love to see a "Battle of the Bourne Boys" with Renner going head to head with Damon. Bourne 5 will give us a good indication of what the future holds for this franchise.