Sunday, November 9, 2014

Quickie: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass will return for a 5th Bourne movie in 2016

The title says it all.  It's been rumored for month; but now Matt Damon has confirmed.  He and Director Paul Greengrass will return for a 3rd 'Bourne' movie together, Damon's 4th overall.  The movie is set to be released in 2016, according to Damon himself.

You may recall there was a 'Bourne' film in 2012 titled, The Bourne Legacy, a film starring Jeremy Renner.  The film was set in the same universe as the 3 films that came before.  It was a film I enjoyed very much.  The movie grossed approx. 113 million dollars in North America.  Numbers most movies would be glad to have; except for the fact that it followed The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), which grossed double that amount, at approx. 227 million dollars.  Almost immediatley after 'Legacy' was released, the rumors began to fly about a shared-universe film, that would star both Damon and Renner's characters.  No word yet if this is the case for the new film.

I'm happy with the news, and somewhat annoyed.  I really enjoyed Damon and Greengrass' work on the franchise.  But what I liked about Renner being brought in to the world, was that Damon's story was told.  It had a great beginning middle and end, that we watched in wonder; and his story came to a satisfying end.  Maybe I'm just annoyed with that these franchises, that told conclusive stories, are being brought back from the dead.  Are you excited about the news?  Good or bad for Damon and Greengrass?

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