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Earlier today, a report surfaced that Matt Damon, who played Jason Bourne in Universal Pictures' action trilogy The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, will reprise his popular role in the studio's sequel to The Bourne Legacy. Producer Frank Marshall has now debunked that report, stating that the decision to move the sequel from August 2015 to July 2016 was not because Matt Damon is coming back, but because the script is still not ready yet. Here's what the producer had to say in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that the story centers on Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner in 2012's The Bourne Legacy.
"It's simply not true. [Director] Justin Lin is working with Andrew Baldwin on an Aaron Cross script/story that they pitched us a few months ago. I talk to Justin all the time and the script is not ready. It's a summer movie, »
Earlier this week, Universal Pictures announced that its sequel to 2012's action-thriller The Bourne Legacy has been shifted from a August 14, 2015 release to July 15, 2016, reportedly to make room for the studio's biopic Straight Outta Compton which took the August 14, 2015 slot. An unconfirmed report from Latino-Review claims the real reason for the delay is that Matt Damon has finally agreed to reprise his role as Jason Bourne.
It isn't clear how director Justin Lin managed to convince Matt Damon to come back, especially since the actor has repeatedly stated in the past that he will only return to the franchise if The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is back at the helm. The actor did reveal last month that he is open to returning, if he and Paul Greengrass can find a story they like, even suggesting that fans submit their own stories to Universal Pictures.
Universal Pictures has shifted its Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel, a follow-up to 2012's The Bourne Legacy, from August 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016. The action sequel will go up against 20th Century Fox's Ice Age 5. The studio handed out the original August 14, 2015 release date back in December, although it isn't known why the push to 2016 was made
Jeremy Renner is reprising his Aaron Cross role from The Bourne Legacy, although no other cast members have been announced yet. Justin Lin is directing, with Andrew Baldwin coming aboard last month to rewrite the original script by Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes).
The Bourne Legacy earned $276.1 million worldwide during its 2012 theatrical run, from a $125 million production budget.
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