Just in time for the weekend release of the new Jason Bourne movie titled Jason Bourne, Honest Trailers has taken a crack at the first three films in the franchise. Matt Damon is back as everyone’s favorite amnesic super spy who doesn’t know who he is but knows a couple hundred ways to kill you with a spork, a spork with a broken tine. So before you head out tonight or tomorrow to check out Jason Bourne, check out this Honest Trailer. (more…)
What was The Bourne Legacy about? I can’t remember. I know that this was in the midst of the Jeremy Renner Revolution where if you had an aging franchise, you get Jeremy Renner to add some new blood. Between Avengers adventures he was supposed to take over for Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible, and he was supposed to fill the shoes of Matt Damon in the Bourne movies. So much for both those ideas. With Jason Bourne, not only does Damon return to the franchise that made him an action star, but along for the ride is director Paul Greengrass, and together they were supposed to get this franchise back on the right track. Oh well. (more…)
Matt Damon! After 2012’s experiment in making Jeremy Renner the inheritor to Jason Bourne, the real deal is back for the fifth film in the franchise called simply Jason Bourne. A lot’s happened in the nearly 10 years since The Bourne Ultimatum: global recession, austerity throughout Europe, Wikileaks, Snowden, the Syrian refugee crisis… And it’s all Jason Bourne’s fault! Just kidding of course, but given all that, is it any wonder that Bourne disappeared to join Third World Fight Club? At least he’s stayed in shape because as the new trailer shows, there’s going to be a lot of running, jumping, shooting, punching, driving, riding, falling and crashing for Bourne in Bourne. (more…)
In 2012, Universal Pictures did something weird, they released a Jason Bourne movie without Jason Bourne. It was a bold move that did not pay off despite the presence of Jeremy Renner, who at the time was making a play to take over every major Hollywood franchise. But Mission: Impossible stuck with Tom Cruise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains without a Hawkeye solo movie, and this summer, the Bourne legacy will return to the powerful hands of Matt Damon, who returns for more global @$$ kicking in this first look at the imaginatively named Jason Bourne. (more…)
It seems you can take Matt Damon out of the role, but you can’t take the role out of Matt Damon (…no wait, …that isn’t right, is it?). Well, yeah, I guess you know what we mean anyway. It seems that Matt Damon has kept up his promise on returning to the Bourne franchise on one principle, if his partner in crime director Paul Greengrass agreed to come back. This leaves a few questions out in the open such as, where does this leave Renner Bourne Legacy sequel? Will it be getting shelved indefinitely, or will Renner become embroiled in part 5 of the monolithic franchise that has made 1.2 billion worldwide? (more…)
There is no argument that Jeremy Renner is a badass. Between his turn as William Brandt in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and his brief but wonderful scenes as Hawkeye through several Marvel movies, to name just a few examples, Renner has more than proved his level of baddassery. When the fourth movie in the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy, was announced and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) decided to step aside with series star Matt Damon immediately following suit, Renner seemed like the perfect choice to carry on the super spy torch. Unfortunately, while Renner did a fantastic job in his role, Legacy grossed almost $200mil less than its most recent predecessor. While this was in no way a franchise killer (Legacy still grossed over $276mil worldwide and a sequel is in the works), it did leave fans a bit nostalgic for Damon’s Jason Bourne. Well, a new report from Deadline suggests that fans of the series may have a bit to be excited for as it appears that Damon and Greengrass will be returning to the world of Bourne. (more…)
There are two different classes of Jason Bourne movies: the Paul Greengrass-directed action classics (Supremacy, Ultimatum) and the “Other Two” (Identity, Legacy). It really isn’t that Doug Liman’sThe Bourne Identityis bad, it’s just that Greengrass helped usher in a new style of chaotically shot and cut actions films with his as-hated-as-it-is-loved “shaky-cam” style (Legacy, on the other hand, is undeniably terrible). However, the one constant that runs through the quality Bourne films is Matt Damon, whose performance as the memory-wiped super assassin proved that he could shake his seemingly typecast “nice guy” persona and mold a character that, for the time, felt distinctly outside of his comfort zone.
In what seems to be a continued disregard for the mental well-being of Jeremy Renner (whose turn as faux-Bourne in the still financially successful Bourne Legacy is merely passable at best), Matt Damon has now said he’d be “open” to reprising the role. Only he has a few stipulations for the studio in order to get him back in the super spy saddle.
Matt Damon was recently in India, promoting his latest movie Elysium when The Times of India caught up with him and asked him those burning questions that has Internet forums a buzz and generating clever pictures like the one above. What did he think about his long time buddy Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman, and would Damon, could Damon, should Damon, join the cast of Batman Versus Superman as Robin the Boy Wonder.
I think it will be great, It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it’s kind of funny. You know, he’s not playing King Lear. It’s Batman! Certainly within his skill set. If anybody saw ‘Argo’ or ‘The Town,’ and all the work he’s been doing lately, it’s way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman! Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people. Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role, and Ben will be great at that…
But it’s safe to say I won’t be Robin.
Yeah, I think deep down we all knew that wasn’t going to happen. I bet we’ll see some funny video on the Jimmy Kimmel Show about it though. Maybe Ben Affleck, dressed as Batman pulling up to the house from Goodwill Hunting in the Batmobile with Matt Damon coming to the door in street clothes and they back and forth with Damon saying something about never wearing that costume and it ain’t gonna happen no matter how many times Affleck comes to the door.
The other Matt Damon news making its way around the internet is that Damon might be returning to the Bourne franchise. Damon had this to say:
They were just trying to revitalize that franchise and I didn’t mind at all,It didn’t have anything to do with the movie that I made. It makes sense for a studio to keep those franchises as alive as they can, it makes business sense for them. I don’t begrudge anybody for that. I am a huge fan of Jeremy. I don’t equate my Bourne movie with his. He didn’t play the part of Jason Bourne. It’s a totally different thing.
Could that movie have both Damon and Jeremy Renner in it? That would be great to see. I’ve loved all the Jason Bourne films and have read more than a few of the books.
The fine people at Universal have brought us another look at the upcoming re-launch of the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy. There are also some new indications as to where the plot’s going in this new film, which subs Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne for Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross.
Combining old and new characters, it seems that The Bourne Legacy follows Cross as he tries to outrun the government’s attempt to wipe out the last dregs of Treadstone. There also seems to be some significant overlap between Legacy, and the last film, The Bourne Ultimatum, with some clips and scenes from the previous film edited into the story.
So what’s next with the story of Bourne and friends? Let’s role the video tape…
Synopsis: The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
The Bourne Legacy will be out in theaters on August 3rd.
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?