Universal has a lot riding on its Aug.10 release "The Bourne Legacy," their spin-off film revolving around Jeremy Renner's enhanced field agent Aaron Cross, a fellow graduate from the same dangerous driving school as Matt Damon's Jason Bourne.
Though producer Frank Marshall stated a few months ago that he'd like to see both Damon and Renner's black-ops guys go head-to-head in a team-up movie, he clarified to The Playlist that this was merely his own fanboy dream. Who will star in the next movie? Same as "Legacy": Aaron Cross and his ally/snuggle interest Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz).
"Well, I think that all those possibilities are open, but we're gonna follow Jeremy's character," clarified Marshall. "But everything else is wide open. That's the great thing about where we are now, the table is set to go any direction we want to, but we will, for sure, follow Jeremy and Rachel and see what happens."
Even Damon seemed pretty adamant that should a sequel arise, he would probably be kept out of the loop.
"The question will be if they can franchise that movie, because if they can, then they'll be done with me," said Damon. "They'll just keep making those."
"Legacy" director Tony Gilroy sounded downright enthusiastic about seeing more Cross-centric adventures in which this new creation shreds badguy ass into mulch.
"If this film works," says Gilroy, "it will very nicely clear some fields to the horizon that are legitimate, interesting things to play with that aren't cheesy."