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When asked about his most difficult scene, Jeremy Renner revealed that it was the motorcycle ride with Rachel Weisz behind him in Manila, because he was responsible for the two of them. At the press conference of the film, Weisz was asked about this particular stunt, "How was it to ride on a motorcycle through Manila with Jeremy Renner?" and she said that "It was really terrifying! Jeremy never told me when we were in Manila, but that was the scariest stunt for him because he was responsible for my life. He didn't tell me that in Manila, thank god, because I would have been like, 'Oh, my god!' I just had to surrender and hold on. I didn't have to act. It just was terrifying".
Matt Damon told The Playlist he could not see his character and the character played by Jeremy Renner being in a movie together.
Daniel Craig visited his wife Rachel Weisz during their shoot in Manila. Producer Frank Marshall was glad to see them together, saying: "It was pretty cool to have James Bond on the 'Bourne' set with Aaron Cross. We had a great time. It was really fun."
At 135 minutes, this is the longest of all Bourne films.
The location of Aaron Cross at the wilderness outpost as seen on the display at Drone Command is 61 48 28.54 -142 49 06.17 (or 61.632507,-142.968292). This is in the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve in Chitina Alaska, approximately half way between the peaks of Regal Mountain and Presidents Chair at an altitude of 8900 feet.
Excluding archive footage from previous films, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Albert Finney and David Strathairn all appear in only one scene each.
Jeremy Renner doesn't say a word until 15 minutes and 7 seconds into the film.
Before this movie was seriously considered, director Paul Greengrass (who helmed two earlier installments of this series) jokingly suggested to make a fourth Bourne movie called "The Bourne Redundancy".
When leaving the mountain refuge Aaron Cross says that he will head "for the Nest". In the Avenger movies the Nest is the place of choice by Hawkeye, the archer played by Renner.
The generic name of Sterisyn Morlanta's new cognitive enhancing drug Requiel, seen printed on the poster behind the Candent spokesperson is Alprazolam, which is actually the generic name for Xanax, a popular tranquilizer.
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne has a photographic cameo twice in the film in order to help establish this film as part of the series. First in the beginning of the film, when the agency is talking about what they're going to do as Bourne is still at large and a file of Bourne is seen with Damon's picture with it. The last time is just before Cross and Shearing are in an airport and Cross is watching the news and Bourne's picture comes up when the News Anchor mentions his name.
(at around 17 mins) The yellow note seen pinned to the shelf in the cabin at the wilderness outpost reads "*NEW* LATRINE Tom (N) leave the shovel there ffs. and the bears use it too, heads up--"
The character Jason Bourne alias David Webb from three novels by Robert Ludlum was licensed out to Eric Van Lustbader to continue the life and adventures of that character, starting with The Bourne Legacy. However, as with most films in this series, this movie is an original screenplay using only the title of that novel.
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Marcher". This was also the fake title filming took place under.
The only Bourne film in which Marie Kreutz is neither featured nor referenced in any way. Nicky Parsons isn't mentioned either nor she appears in the movie.
In the begining a pack of wolves are shown attacking an elk, however the only Elk in Alaska are limited to a few Islands, and not near where Cross was supposed to be, i.e. near Wrangell-St. Elias Park.
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The first Bourne film not shot by cinematographer Oliver Wood (I).
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Edward Norton, Scott Glenn and Joan Allen have all appeared in films featuring the character Hannibal Lecter. Allen was in Manhunter (1986), as was Brian Cox who appeared in the first two films of this series. Glenn appeared in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Norton appeared in Red Dragon (2002).
Stacy Keach & Edward Norton also appeared together in American History X (1998).
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Edward Norton and Jeremy Renner are alums of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Norton starred in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Renner played Hawkeye in Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
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Jonathan Eusebio is the Fight coordinator and the Fighting Style is FMA Kali Eskrima and Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.
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Jeremy Renner, Scott Glenn, Edward Norton, and Corey Stoll are all involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe *Renner plays Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Thor, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War) *Glenn plays Stick (Daredevil) *Norton played Bruce Banner/Hulk (The Incredible Hulk) *Stoll plays Darren Cross/Yellowjacket (Ant-Man)
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The first three titles in this series - The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - follow each other in alphabetical order. This title "The Bourne Legacy" spoils that pattern.
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Before the CIA officials arrive at Dr Marta's house, a page in her drawer is seen as she is packing up with "Michael John" written on it in Arabic/ Urdu transcript.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The message scrawled on the mirror in the hotel room, 'No More', is an anagram of Marta's traveling name, 'Monroe'.
This is the second time Oscar Isaac has played a character who has something to do with the CIA and gets killed within the first 30 minutes and his death is caused by an explosion. The first time being Body of Lies (2008).
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At the climax of this movie, Noah Vosen lies to the U.S. Senate that Operation Blackbriar was activated solely to track down and hunt Jason Bourne. This would be inconsistent with Abbott's statement to the Senate Oversight Committee in The Bourne Identity (2002) that the purpose of Blackbriar was to act as a joint communications program for the Department of Defense. If one looks closely in the Bourne Ultimatum (2007), when Bourne goes to steal the classified files from Vosen's office, one of the files reads that Blackbriar was changed from a communications program to a CIA/NSA covert operation to track down Jason Bourne, making the cover up for Blackbriar's true purpose plausible.
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