Jeremy Renner Talks “Bourne Legacy”

We know that Tony Gilroy’s “The Bourne Legacy” won’t feature Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne character, instead the leading man of the piece will be Jeremy Renner’s character.

Today though we have a name for him, albeit only one of several he uses in the film. Renner tells Empire that “My character is called Aaron Cross, but he ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, [The Bourne Legacy] has that same ticking clock, but it’s a new program and new characters.”

Asked if it’s still a part of the franchise even without Damon, Renner says “Yeah, it’s that same deal, it’s just a new set of agents with a different leash. It’s the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you’ll know it’s a Bourne movie.”

The next chapter in the Bourne saga is scheduled for release on August 3rd.