Universal is prepping to release Jason Bourne, the rebirth of the Matt Damon-led Bourne movies after Jeremy Renner chemmed up a pretty bad film, and they want to assure you that this series will never end, no matter what Damon and director Paul Greengrass think.
Getting the duo back took some time (part of what convinced Damon to return? Seeing the Bourne Legacy production offices when he was in Vancouver shooting Elysium and having that feeling you get when you see your ex out with their new SO), and then he got to convincing Greengrass that this could be good.
For Universal's Donna Langley it was all about never taking no for an answer. “Even though Matt and Paul had been very definitive about not wanting to come back, we weren’t really willing to submit to that,” she told the New York Times, sounding perhaps like a CIA suit who Jason Bourne might have to go up against.
So everybody came back and worked hard, and Greengrass says that while he'll never say never again, he's not gonna think about Bourne for a few more years. This might be news to Langley.
“Look, here’s what I think the goal is: to keep Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass doing Bourne movies till they can’t do them anymore,” she said. Tone it down, Treadstone.
And if they won't come back? Langley says that Aaron Cross, the agent Renner played in Bourne Legacy, ain't coming back. And they're not looking to spin off any other characters. This ain't the Bourneverse - Universal is just going to keep Damon and Greengrass coming back again and again.