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Make no mistake, San Diego Comic-Con is the current hub of all movie news coming out of Hollywood – a trend that will no doubt continue throughout the course of the weekend. But long before any of those marquee features descend into theaters, Universal is primed to welcome back Jason Bourne in little under a week’s time.
It could jump-start a new series of movies to feature Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass, with Universal adamant that both actor and director will want to remain in the Bourne sub-genre “until they can’t do them anymore.” A bullish statement, of course, but considering that one of today’s all-new TV spots champion the sequel-cum-reboot as the “best Bourne yet” leads us believe that at the very least, Damon and Greengrass will get together for a direct sequel in the coming years. »
- Michael Briers
The summer belongs to Bourne and in less than a week, we'll all be able to witness Matt Damon return to his most popular role in the Paul Greengrass-directed Jason Bourne. The buzz out of the premieres has been mostly positive and It shouldn't be too long before the embargo lifts and we get to read the first real reveiws and reactions. Universal Pictures has gone ahead and released four new TV spots with a critic quote that declares the film the "Best Bourne Yet." They've also released a great new featurette that further examines Bourne's various fight styles and ten hi-resolution stills that should get you more than amped up for next Friday. Check out the TV spots below: Plus, here's an awesome new featurette that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Bourne's different fight styles: And, here are a couple more new stills in hi-resolution: Global superstar Matt Damon »
Comic-Con weekend marks the debut of new, pop culture themed chat show Geeking Out, hosted by Kevin Smith (who could have another, Comicbook Men like hit on his hands) and Jj Abrams' lucky charm Greg Grunberg. To pimp the very Jason Bourne heavy first episode, the first clip from the show has come our way, and it’s short, sweet, and a hell of a lot of fun with Matt Damon doing cold reads of famous superhero lines from comic books. His delivery of Shazam is reason enough to watch. Check it out below. »
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The Important News Star Wars: Alden Ehrenreich was officially confirmed as the new Han Solo. Star Trek: Anton Yelchin will not replaced in the next Star Trek movie. Bourne: Paul Greengrass revealed Matt Damon has only 25 lines in Jason Bourne. Now You See Me: China will get its own spinoff of the franchise. Pokemon: Legendary Pictures is making a new Pokemon movie. Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets beat out Ghostbusters to keep the top spot. Mouse Guard: Matt Reeves is producing a movie based on the graphic novel. Remakes: Common is producing a new version of Cooley High. Kirsten Dunst will direct Dakota Fanning in a new version of The Bell Jar. Divergent...
- Christopher Campbell
A few weeks ago, Matt Damon expressed his interest in possibly joining the DC Film Universe if only under the direction of his longtime friend Ben Affleck. Needless to say, fans took his words to heart and have been eager to see if the actor is actually ready to take on a superhero role. Well, it now looks like Damon's interest in the DC Film Universe might have grown in the last few weeks. While on Kevin Smith's upcoming new show Geeking Out, Smith put Damon through the ultimate superhero role test. The actor was given iconic quotes to read from some of DC Comics' greatest heroes, such as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Green Arrow, and Shazam. Check out the full clip below, and enjoy the greatness that is Matt Damon being three superheroes at once. You can catch the premiere of Kevin Smith's Geeking Out Comic-Con special this Sunday on AMC. »
Next week marks the return of Matt Damon as the forgetful assassin named David Webb, although everyone knows him better as Jason Bourne. Though the actor and director Paul Greengrass appeared to be done with the franchise for good after The Bourne Ultimatum, the lackluster spin-off The Bourne Legacy had Universal clamoring to get them […]
The post Votd: Recap the Whole Bourne Movie Franchise in Under Three Minutes Before ‘Jason Bourne’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****Spoilers Ahead**** You know his name; it's Matt Damon. With Jason Bourne hitting theaters next Friday, the actor is celebrating over twenty years as a major player in the industry. After notable supporting roles in... Read More »
- Brian Bitner
“The whole key to Bourne in 2002 was Matt Damon’s ass.” That’s what composer John Powell told the Comic-Con crowd during a panel today. Powell recalled that when he first wrote some of the score of Bourne Identity, he got the feedback that the music was too fast-paced. But “[Bourne]’s not in a rush. A lot of it was really based on the speed of Matt Damon’s buttocks. That’s where the main riff came from,” Powell said on the panel of film and TV composers, called Musical Anatomy of a Superhero. Seriously, watch those movies closely and you’ll see this guy doesn’t break a sweat. Damon had to have the least Adr for grunts of effort of any action hero. He doesn’t need to run. He doesn’t need to catch his breath. Cause he’s that badass. »
- Emily Rome
Confused by the way Matt Damon was portrayed in Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s 2004 puppet epic “Team America: World Police”? You’re not the only one. Damon was pretty befuddled by it himself. During an Ask Me Anything Q&A session on Reddit on Wednesday, the “Jason Bourne” star admitted that he was “kind of bewildered” by the portrayal, which painted the actor as a moron who’s barely able to utter his own name. “I was always kind of bewildered by ‘America,’ I think because it’s hard for us to understand what our images are in public, »
- Tim Kenneally
And it’s only the summer.(Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Ava DuVernay is having the best week ever. In fact, she’s having a pretty awesome year, which is much deserved for the Oscar nominated director and super awesome Power Woman. On Tuesday, her documentary The 13th was announced as the opening night film for the 53rd Annual New York Film Festival in September, making her the first African American director and first documentarian to accomplish such a feat. On Wednesday, we caught a glimpse of the first trailer for Queen Sugar, which DuVernay created and directed alongside Executive Producer and fellow Power Woman Oprah Winfrey. Through these projects and others in the pipeline, Ava DuVernay has proven she has her finger on the pulse of entertainment and culture, and is thus basically owning 2016.
- Paola Mardo
With the fifth Bourne movie due in cinemas this summer (actually next Wednesday here in the UK), the question is – will this be the last? Well, a lot depends on box-office of course, but it looks like the folks at Universal may already be plotting more movies in the very successful franchise for the studio.
Universal chairwoman Donna Langley spoke to The New York Times about the future of Bourne, saying; “here’s what I think the goal is: to keep Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass doing Bourne movies till they can’t do them anymore”.
Jason Bourne opens on July 289th. We’ll be bringing you a full review as it comes in.
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- Paul Heath
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Arriving in cinemas at the end of next week is the fifth film in the Bourne movie series, but crucially, the fourth to see Matt Damon play Jason Bourne. He returns to the series – along with director Paul Greengrass – after neither was involved in the underwhelming The Bourne Legacy. It would be fair to say that Universal has very high hopes for the reunion.
So much so, that plans are afoot for many further sequels. Universal chair Donna Langley was chatting to The New York Times about the future of the series, and she said that “here’s what I think the goal is: to keep Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass doing Bourne movies till they can’t do them anymore”.
She said this in the context of »
Action stars like the “Jason Bourne” franchise’s Matt Damon are badasses. They’ve kicked plenty of villain butt and know how to fight in all kinds of situations. Right? Well, not exactly. In a GQ video, the magazine’s August cover star Damon reveals that movie fights may look spontaneous and real, but are actually more intensively choreographed than one may think — so much so that Damon would call them dancers.
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“It’s much more like a dance,” he says, “so as tough as Hollywood actors pretend they are, they are really more dancers than fighters.” The video unveils the secrets of Hollywood action as Damon provides on a lesson on how a cinematic bar fight should look. Demonstrating with GQ’s Jim Moore, he shows that the camera can be a useful tool for hiding »
- Kyle Kizu
To mark the release of Jason Bourne on 27th July, we’ve been given a merch pack containing a Ladies T-Shirt, a Men’s T-Shirt, a Rucksack, a Bluetooth Keyboard and a Watch to give away. Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The […]
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Maybe The Bourne Legacy really did have a purpose. Oh, we know it wasn't to entertain us, for, if that was the case, it failed miserably (as we are all well aware). But maybe it was to get both sides of the rift that made that movie even happen (Universal on one end, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass on the other) remembering how fruitful their initial partnership was, so that they'd... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
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If Universal’s plan holds true, fans won’t be waiting another nine years before seeing Matt Damon’s hardened super-spy Jason Bourne light up multiplexes again. Though both actor and his long-time director Paul Greengrass consistently denied claims that they’d return for a fourth film in the series, the allure of Bourne – particularly now in the current social and political climate – proved too strong.
And so, we arrive at Universal’s soon-to-be-released action reboot. Early buzz is certainly positive, and while box office figures will no doubt determine the eventual future of the series, the studio’s chairwoman Donna Langley told The New York Times (via The Playlist) of her desire to maintain a steady stream of Bourne movies – with Damon and Greengrass on board, of course.
Per The NY Times:
“Even though Matt and Paul had »
- Michael Briers
Earlier this month, producer Tami Sagher became frustrated with the level of gun imagery in the ads for Jason Bourne in light of all of these recent shootings. So she shared a photo on social media of a poster for the film with the gun ripped off, along with a caption telling people around New York to do the same thing. Lena Dunham, who worked with Sagher on Girls, shared the post and called it a “good idea.”
Now, E! News has asked Jason Bourne stars Matt Damon and Julia Stiles about the “tear guns off of posters” movement, and though they don’t exactly support it, they’re not as opposed to the idea as you might think. Damon says he “totally” gets it and “doesn’t blame [Lena Dunham] at all,” adding that he understands why people might not want to see pictures of guns right ...
- Sam Barsanti
For years the pair held out from doing another Bourne film unless it was together, Universal went ahead without them a few years ago to not much success. Nevertheless all left the door open for more somewhere down the line with that day finally arriving next week.
Speaking with The New York Times, Damon says it was the public's consistent asking of him to make another one that finally got him around to doing it:
"At a certain point, I said to Paul, 'People really want to see this movie, and that's not something to turn our noses up at'. Having made movies that didn't find an audience, I didn't want to thumb our nose at this opportunity. It's »
- Garth Franklin
Matt Damon waded into the sometimes perilous waters of Reddit on Wednesday to engage in one of the site's much-loved "Ask Me Anything" discussions to promote his latest movie, Jason Bourne. Although he touched on what it's really like to play the titular super spy (there's a lot of being upside down underwater in cars, apparently), the actor's most interesting answer wasn't about the Bourne franchise at all. Instead, Matt shared a touching anecdote about his time on set with the late Robin Williams while filming his breakout role in 1997's Good Will Hunting: "Working with Robin almost defies description. He was one of the most generous, loving, wonderful people I've ever met. He had this capacity that I've never seen on a movie set. When everyone started to get tired and started to flag a little bit, he would launch into standup. We knew it was original because »
- Quinn Keaney
The Bourne Ultimatum was like a fairy tale ending. The film seemingly tied up every loose end in the saga of amnesiac super-spy Jason Bourne in the most satisfying way possible. It was a box office smash and a critical success. It won three Academy Awards. It didn’t matter that star Matt Damon and director […]
- Jacob Hall
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