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Producer Frank Marshall Says Next 'Bourne' Film Will Follow Jeremy Renner & Rachel Weisz

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A few months ago, Frank Marshall said his "dream" was for Jeremy Renner and Matt Damon to star in a film together. Spit out the other end of chinese-whisper reporting, that became 'Frank Marshall says Matt Damon will star in 'Bourne 5.'' In fact, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least for the moment.
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A few months ago, producer Frank Marshall said his "dream" was for Jeremy Renner and Matt Damon to star in a 'Bourne' film together. Spit out the other end of chinese-whisper reporting, in some circles, that became "Frank Marshall says Matt Damon will star in 'Bourne 5.' " But in fact, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least for the moment.

Marshall clarified his comments at the press day for "The Bourne Legacy" this past weekend and said the next film in the series will continue on with the two new characters presented in the film: Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner and Dr. Marta Shearing played by Rachel Weisz.

Asked where the franchise goes from here, either with Bourne, Aaron Cross or even another new Treadstone agent, Marshall replied, "Well, I think that all those possibilities are open, but we're gonna follow Jeremy's character. But everything else is wide open. That's the great thing about where we are now, the table is set to go any direction we want to, but we will, for sure, follow Jeremy and Rachel and see what happens ."

This echoes comments made by Tony Gilroy in a recently published interview we conducted with the director of the action drama. The filmmaker said if the picture connects with audiences and spawns a sequel, there are plenty of places to go next. “If this [film] works," he says of "The Bourne Legacy,” “It will very nicely clear some fields to the horizon that are legitimate, interesting things to play with that aren't cheesy."

During the press conference Renner also said that him "reaching out" to Matt Damon about the film had been miscontrued. "No, we didn't reach out to each other at all and never spoke really creatively about it. I only inadvertently sort of ran into him -- I've known him for years -- but I inadvertently ran into him before we started and more just had a good time at a birthday party. That was about it."

Of course, this doesn't rule out future team-ups of Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne, but it seems that the next film will at least start with Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz's characters. For his part, Renner's just excited to see what comes next. "As for the future," he said, "I'm excited that the architects and creators behind this sort of thing have cleverly left it wide open for fans like myself wondering what the heck's going to go on next." "The Bourne Legacy" opens in theaters on August 10th;  for more on the film, check out our extensive and exclusive interview with Tony Gilroy. -- reporting by Ryan Gowland

This article is related to: The Bourne Legacy, Tony Gilroy, Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Frank Marshall


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