Matt Damon Is Bourne Again?
“EXCLUSIVE: Jason Bourne is coming back. Universal Pictures has begun making deals with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to reunite for their third film in The Bourne Identity series…”
Well, Mikey, I’ll bite. Despite already greenlighting a sequel to The Bourne Legacy, which was a spin-off of the Damon films, Universal appears to be giving the go-ahead to both Damon and Greengrass to make another Bourne movie. Two franchises are good for the money-makers at Universal, but here’s the deal: the Damon Bourne movie appears to be taking the place of Jeremy Renner’s Bourne movie on July 16, 2016. No word yet on what happens to that movie, but the idea of another Jason Bourne movie is a welcome one.
Back in May, Damon told CNBC he was willing to bring the franchise back one day, but acknowledged there were certain roadblocks: “I’ve always been open to it if Paul Greengrass is the director. We’ve just never been able to come up with a story. So if any of your viewers have a story, please call Universal and submit it.” So now the question is: Which one of CNBC’s thousands of viewers pitched their idea to Universal? Congratulations, fan of Squawk Box! –Justin Gerber