The delaying of the fifth film in the “Bourne” series by nearly a year has led to much speculation about the reasoning behind it. Today, Latino Review has posted what they have been hearing about the matter.
Their source claims the delay is because Matt Damon is in fact coming back to play Jason Bourne again for the film’s director Justin Lin. Damon has previously said in the past he had no intention of returning unless Paul Greengrass was the director and they had a good story they can crack because “I love that character and I’d love to see what happened to him”.
The Jeremy Renner-led “The Bourne Legacy” under performed for Universal, its $113 million domestic tally only half that of Damon’s third and final entry “The Bourne Ultimatum”.
UPDATE:: Producer Frank Marshall tells Heat Vision the talk of Damon returning is not true.
“It [the Damon rumor] is simply not true. [Director] Justin Lin is working with Andrew Baldwin on an Aaron Cross script/story that they pitched us a few months ago. I talk to Justin all the time and the script is not ready. It’s a summer movie, and if we don’t start pre-production now, we can’t make next summer. Therefore, it’s a wise decision to move to 2016.”