Producer Frank Marshall is out doing press this week at the TCA Winter Press Tour and has spoken about both the next film in the Jason Bourne franchise, as well as the long-gestating sequel to the beloved family adventure film “The Goonies”.
As we know, the next ‘Bourne’ film sees both Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the franchise, and as a result the next film featuring Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross character from “The Bourne Legacy” is being pushed back.
Collider spoke with Marshall and asked if there is any plans for Renner’s Cross to crossover with Damon’s Bourne. Marshall says: “We don’t have plans for that. You never know. I never say never. But that’s not the plan. They’re on separate tracks.”
Marshall says the main reason Damon and Greengrass are returning is that they now have a story everyone is keen to do: “It was really the challenge of finding the story. If you look back five or six years ago, when we were maybe going on, we just didn’t have a story. It’s taken this long for us to come up with a story that everybody responded to. Now, we’re moving forward.”
He was also asked about Richard Donner’s comments from last year that things are finally moving on “The Goonies” sequel. Marshall admits that despite Donner’s excitement, there isn’t a script yet. As for where it stands now? “It’s in discussion. He’s talked to us about it, and we’ve talked to him. It’s all about the story. We don’t just do sequels to do them. The story has to be there.”