Renner isn't replacing Matt Damon as Bourne. (Damon refused to sign on without Paul Greengrass, the director of 2004's "The Bourne Supremacy" and 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum"). Thus long-time "Bourne" writer Tony Gilroy, who is taking on directing chores as well, penned a "sidequel," a spin-off with Renner as an entirely new character. Renner, who scored in the latest "Mission: Impossible," plays Aaron Cross, another enigmatic spy entangled with CIA conspiracies.
The image and the poster don't give us much, except to confirm that this Renner maintains the intensity and stony-faced sobriety of his predecessor. Universal opens the picture August 3, 2012. [Via Hey U Guys, USA Today]