Matt Damon has confirmed that he’s set to reprise the role of Jason Bourne in a new entry in the series for Universal Pictures.
It was reported back in September that, after months of rumors, Damon and filmmaker Paul Greengrass had entered negotiations to do another Bourne film together which would go first before the Jeremy Renner-led follow-up to “The Bourne Legacy”.
During a “Project Greenlight” red carpet interview with E! Online on Friday, Damon’s friend Ben Affleck mentioned the news:
“Well, [Damon’s] going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I’ve just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness. So…”
Damon himself quickly confirmed it:
“Yes, next year. It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”