Jeremy Renner & Matt Damon's 'Bourne' Franchises Won't Meet

January 9, 2015
Source: Collider

Aaron Cross / Jason Bourne

Ever since it was revealed that Matt Damon was returning to the Jason Bourne franchise with director Paul Greengrass behind the camera again, fans were already hoping that there would be some kind of cross over with The Bourne Legacy franchise that Jeremy Renner stepped into in 2012. However, if producer Frank Marshall is to be believed, that may not happen at all. Though Marshall once said that Damon and Renner may be able to team up sometime down the road, a conversation with Collider indicated a complete 180 on that prospect happening as the producer says, "We don’t have plans for that." Read on!

Of course, Marshall doesn't close the door entirely as he continues, "You never know. I never say never. But that’s not the plan. They’re on separate tracks." In a way that makes sense, but since both Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne have turned on the secret organizations that spawned them and their set of special skills, it would be a waste to not have them team up, or even face-off, on the big screen. Perhaps Universal just wants to continue their individual franchises first and then see where they  can go from there. The next Jason Bourne film is slated to arrive on July 29th, 2016 and The Bourne Legacy sequel is on the backburner.

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  • Jon Odishaw
    Yes they will. Some day, when they run out of ideas, they will meet.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Way to waste potential...
  • Gohikeone
    Getting together would be great, and I think it will happen eventually. I would love to see them "tracking" each other thinking that the other is a government agent out to get them them but don't realize they they share a similar past...then once they finally meet up and figure it out, work together to accomplish whatever the plot might be. Although, off hand, I can't remember if Aaron Cross "knew" about Bourne or not...or had seen his photo. If so, then it could still work where Cross is trying to catch up to Bourne, and Bourne think's someone is trying to kill him until Bourne finally gets the drop on him (as we all know he would!) and they figure it out and then proceed to finish the plot together.
    • VAharleywitch
      It's been a while since I watched it, but I seem to recall that Cross knew about Bourne skipping out on the organization. Knowing his face, I don't think so, but that shouldn't be too difficult to dig up via a mole or good hacker in ... Brownstone (the org?)
      • Gohikeone
        I need to watch Legacy again. I think you are right that he knew of Bourne (he definitely saw his name carved into the bed in that snowy location he was training in). Not sure what organization you're referring to...are you meaning the Treadstone/Blackbriar/Outcome programs? I think at this point Treadstone and Blackbriar are out. Not sure if Outcome has been shutdown or not...I seem to remember it being a "project" or beta program, and not actually a CIA "program"...but again, I need to see Legacy again.
  • davidshaw
    Only problem is these guys will be closing in on 50 years old by the time they get around to making a crossover. They're not so young anymore.
  • John Doe
    And may they NEVER meet.
    WHAT?! LOL...
  • Lagoya
    I HATE Jeremy Renner's face.
  • Bl00dwerK
  • VAharleywitch
    I can't see either franchise having many more stories to tell. Perhaps one more a piece solo, then end the franchise w/ a team effort.




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