Via Deadline, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass will team up again to make a third Jason Bourne movie following concluding the trilogy with The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007. Universal has set the film for a quick production and a release on July 16, 2016. Not only that, this would place the as-of-yet untitled Bourne movie ahead of the Bourne spinoff sequel to The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner and directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious).
Deadline mentions that Greengrass had originally planned on stopping the franchise now that Bourne has his memory back, saying there’s nowhere else for the character to go. But this latest update of course flies in the face of news that Greengrass would never make another Bourne movie, that Damon would never make one without Greengrass, and that Damon was anyway attached without Greengrass involved.
This will also be the first Damon/Bourne movie not based on one of Robert Ludlum’s novels, so it remains to be seen where the franchise can go (perhaps an actual prequel this time around?) or what the movie would be titled, but Universal has yet to comment.
Damon last worked with Greengrass on the 2010 Iraq war film Green Zone, and Greengrass is also currently circling a project on Richard Jewell, a security guard who found a mysterious bag at the Olympic games and was accused of being a terrorist. That film would star Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill following their work together on The Wolf of Wall Street.
What do you think about a third Greengrass/Damon/Bourne film?