He’s back! Back in September, we heard rumors that Matt Damon was close to signing a deal to star in the next Bourne chapter. The rumors were a little surprising because Damon stated after the release of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, he would not make another film in the franchise unless Paul Greengrass agreed to direct it.
At the time, Greengrass had mentioned he wanted time off from the Bourne series to focus on other projects. Fast forward to 2012, and Matt Damon stayed true to his promise. He did not star in The Bourne Legacy, which was written and directed by Tony Gilroy. Most everyone assumed we had seen the last of Matt Damon as Jason Bourne.
However, we now have confirmation that both Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass will be returning to the franchise. During a red carpet interview with E! News last Friday, Damon confirmed that he will be filming another Bourne movie next fall.
“It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. [Director] Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”
The name of the next film in the franchise still hasn’t been released, but we do know it’s scheduled for a July 15, 2016 release. Since filming will take place next year, we should be learning more details about the film pretty soon. We will keep you updated as we learn more information.