Tough luck Bourne fans: no Greengrass, no Damon… no Bourne.
As reported earlier, Paul Greengrass has officially quit the fourth Jason Bourne flick, explaining his leave in a statement that he simply needs new challenges — something another go around of Bourne can’t give. Now, as most people more or less expected, Matt Damon, the star of the franchise, has also jumped ship saying that as long as there’s no more Greengrass, then there will be no more Bourne.
“I’ll just wait for him and when he wants to do one, we’ll do it,” Matt Damon said while out promoting his latest theatrical effort, Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. When asked if the comment meant that he would not do another Bourne flick without Greengrass, Damon had this to say: “Yeah, I’ve always said that. But I think it will happen down the road. We just don’t have a script right now.” So all in all, hope is not yet dead, but unless Greengrass changes his mind we won’t see Jason Bourne running around anytime soon. Until the franchise eventually gets rebooted some ten or fifteen years from now anyway.