Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You "Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open” James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You "Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open” Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination'  Starring Ethan Hawke SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

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

The Playlist By The Playlist | The Playlist July 21, 2012 at 12:42PM

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.
12
Jeremy Renner Rachel Weisz Bourne Legacy

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


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates