Wow, that was FAST!
It seems that Jeremy Renner, who burst into theaters in The Hurt Locker, has rapidly become the new “it” man.
Universal Pictures announced a short time ago that Renner has officially been cast as the new Jason Bourne in the reboot/prequel entitled The Bourne Legacy!
Director Tony Gilroy originally wanted Oscar Issac from Sucker Punch to star in the film, but thankfully the studio didn’t approve. I’m actually excited for this, as Renner has the action and bad-ass chops to pull it off.
He just finished filming Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, currently making Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and he is playing Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) in Marvel Studios upcoming film The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon.
Do you think of Renner (I’m biased, as I’m a huge Marvel and Hawkeye fan)? Is he up to the task to be be Bourne?
Let us know in the comments!