What would the start of the month be without another new Bourne rumour to dissect and obsess over? Last we heard, Paul Greengrass had officially left Bourne 4 and Matt Damon was not willing to do another Bourne flick without Greengrass at the helm. Damon seemed perfectly content to wait a few more years until a new script was written and Greengrass was ready.
Until then, it looks like he’ll just have to put up with constantly being harassed about the future of the franchise. At a recent premiere for Invictus in the U.K., Empire Magazine predictably hounded him for more info about Jason Bourne, but his response was a little bit surprising. He revealed an interesting tidbit that will give fans hope, while also deflecting some of the attention from himself.
“There’ll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one, just because I think we’re probably another five years away from doing it â€“ we’ve got to get a scriptâ€¦”
I guess it kind of makes sense. Universal could fill the gap with a one-off prequel starring a younger actor while also leaving the door open for a Damon/Greengrass sequel down the road. Of course, if the prequel doesn’t live up to the other films, they could also risk tarnishing the franchise and losing the momentum that has been built up to this point. What do you think, is this a good idea? Would you prefer a prequel over no new Bourne movie at all?