It could happen, it will never happen, it could happen, it will never happen. There seems to be a confusing cyclical logic at play when it comes to the answers Matt Damon has given over the years about whether he might return to the popular Jason Bourne film franchise.
Damon has said several times in the past that he would only come back if director Paul Greengrass was returning and if there was a strong enough reason to. Then, more recently in the wake of “The Bourne Legacy,” Damon has said that the events of that film made it difficult for his character to ever return. That seemed to be the end of that.
Recently talking with CNBC though, Damon has stepped back a bit from that last stance and opened the door again to the possibility:
“I’ve always been open to it if Paul Greengrass is the director and… we’ve just never been able to come up with a story. It felt like such a good way to end it the last time, but having said that I love that character… and I’d love to see what happened to him.”
Series producer Frank Marshall has expressed a desire for a film that will combine Damon with current series lead Jeremy Renner. Maybe one day it’ll happen. For now, “Fast Five” helmer Justin Lin is attached to helm the Renner-led next film in the series which is currently slated for next August.