Matt Damon isn’t swearing off a return to the Bourne franchise just yet, but explained to Deadline in a recent interview that he is willing to reprise his role if a worthy way back for his character presents itself, among other things. “Just a couple things, really. Paul Greengrass has to want to do it, and secondly and equally important, it comes down to Paul and I knowing what the hell we want to do. We just don’t have a story, and we haven’t had one. I quietly went to Jonah Nolan, because he and his brother Chris did such a brilliant job on Batman and that whole mythology. I just said, can you put your brain on this? I can’t figure it out. And he took a run at it and he couldn’t crack it either. Paul and I have been talking about it for years. And we can’t quite see what the movie would be. If we could get line of sight on that…”
Damon also commended actor Jeremy Renner for his role as Aaron Cross during the interview and spoke about giving fans what they deserve to see if he were to make a return in Bourne 5. Unfortunately the ‘Elysium’ actor and director Paul Greengrass seem stuck at the moment. “Neither of us is against it. I would love to do another one. I love that character. To me, the reason to make that movie is because people want to see it. Paul and I have said that to each other. We don’t take for granted the fact that we’ve built an audience for Bourne, that’s a real privilege. But our part of that bargain is that the movie is good and belongs with the other three. Until we can deliver that, we just can’t make it.”
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