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Frank Marshall says there are no plans for Jason Bourne to meet Aaron Cross

01.09.2015

Ever since the word came that the Jeremy Renner led sequel to THE BOURNE LEGACY was being pushed to accomodate Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass' return for BOURNE 5, the internet has been abuzz with the potential cross-over of these two super-spies. No one had firmly ruled it out as a possibility. Until now, that is.

Producer Frank Marshall was asked about whether or not we should get excited about seeing Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne facing off after each of their upcoming sequels. The answer is not reassuring.

We don’t have plans for that. You never know. I never say never. But that’s not the plan. They’re on separate tracks.

Marshall may be playing his cards close to avoid the rumor mill from exploding, but I would expect that they plan to grow both series independently. That is assuming they don't use BOURNE 5 as a closing chapter for Matt Damon's character. After three films, Renner was designated as Damon's successor in the series. The fact that Greengrass and Damon are coming back appears to be a big push from the studio to try and keep the series alive. Renner was pretty good in THE BOURNE LEGACY, but I would be willing to wager BOURNE 5 will make a lot more money.

The studio must know pairing the two would be a smash at the box office, so I would go with Marshall's comment that you never know what could come next.

BOURNE 5 is slated for July 29, 2016 with the Renner sequel coming in 2017 at the earliest.

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5:31AM on 01/10/2015
Of course there are no plans for Jason Bourne to meet Aaron Cross. Attempting to make Jeremy Renner the star of an ongoing action series was a non-starter from the moment they put his squashy little James Belushi comedy face on a poster.
Of course there are no plans for Jason Bourne to meet Aaron Cross. Attempting to make Jeremy Renner the star of an ongoing action series was a non-starter from the moment they put his squashy little James Belushi comedy face on a poster.
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10:18PM on 01/09/2015
The Bourne character should have stayed in book pages better than the big screen.The Damon films were pretty bad and the Renner one was awful.Can't Hollywood just stop making sequels?Oh yes,money.Ok,fair enough.
The Bourne character should have stayed in book pages better than the big screen.The Damon films were pretty bad and the Renner one was awful.Can't Hollywood just stop making sequels?Oh yes,money.Ok,fair enough.
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3:02PM on 01/10/2015
Piranhafeast do tell us what was wrong with the highly enjoyed, regarded and critiqued Bourne films? I personally think they were pretty awesome especially the first 2
Piranhafeast do tell us what was wrong with the highly enjoyed, regarded and critiqued Bourne films? I personally think they were pretty awesome especially the first 2
7:28PM on 01/10/2015
Well first of all I prefer the tv movie featuring Richard Chamberlain which sticked better to the book.Then I found the 1st film from Liman pretty boring.Then I hate the way Paul Greengrass films his movies so it didn't help to appreciate Bourne 2&3 which weren't the worst films I ever seen but still annoyed me for being so predictable.Then The Renner one was just awful and laughable,especially the chase at the end. Unnecessary film. So I'm not full of joy when I read that a 4th movie is on.
Well first of all I prefer the tv movie featuring Richard Chamberlain which sticked better to the book.Then I found the 1st film from Liman pretty boring.Then I hate the way Paul Greengrass films his movies so it didn't help to appreciate Bourne 2&3 which weren't the worst films I ever seen but still annoyed me for being so predictable.Then The Renner one was just awful and laughable,especially the chase at the end. Unnecessary film. So I'm not full of joy when I read that a 4th movie is on. And I like Damon & Renner so I'm kinda sorry for them to be in these lame PG13 action flicks.And u know,even a highly well reviewed or enjoyed film can"t be loved or enjoyed by everyone.Even pretty good films are disliked by a lot of people.
7:53PM on 01/09/2015
It's not like that was obviously where the series was heading now, wasn't it?
It's not like that was obviously where the series was heading now, wasn't it?
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6:08PM on 01/09/2015
I think what he means is these are going to remain two separate movies. And they're probably the only Bourne-related movies going at this time. Renner's film was already green-lit when Damon announced Greengrass and him were going to be at it again.

This wouldn't mean that the NEXT movie they did wouldn't be a cross-over. Truthfully, ever since Ultimatum things have been a bit messy. See Aaron Cross (like Bourne, but not Bourne) in The Bourne Legacy. Oh, you liked that? We'll have more!
I think what he means is these are going to remain two separate movies. And they're probably the only Bourne-related movies going at this time. Renner's film was already green-lit when Damon announced Greengrass and him were going to be at it again.

This wouldn't mean that the NEXT movie they did wouldn't be a cross-over. Truthfully, ever since Ultimatum things have been a bit messy. See Aaron Cross (like Bourne, but not Bourne) in The Bourne Legacy. Oh, you liked that? We'll have more! WAIT! Jason Bourne is BACK! In his own stand-alone movie, nothing to do with Aaron Cross (who likely will still use the Bourne moniker to sell his movie). The ONLY thing that makes sense is putting these two on the screen together, but because Damon and Greengrass were slow to sign back on, they'll be separate, because it wasn't in the plans.
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5:33PM on 01/09/2015
Then count me out
Then count me out
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5:15PM on 01/09/2015
I honestly wish they'd just stop making Bourne movies. I LOVED the trilogy, and thought Ultimatum wrapped up the trilogy perfectly. There was no need to make the Jeremy Renner spin-off (side-quel?), and that's a big reason why I never had any desire to see it - it just seems so unnecessary. Making more movies with Renner that are Bourne in nothing but the name, and even bringing back Matt Damon, is not enough to get me back into this franchise.
I honestly wish they'd just stop making Bourne movies. I LOVED the trilogy, and thought Ultimatum wrapped up the trilogy perfectly. There was no need to make the Jeremy Renner spin-off (side-quel?), and that's a big reason why I never had any desire to see it - it just seems so unnecessary. Making more movies with Renner that are Bourne in nothing but the name, and even bringing back Matt Damon, is not enough to get me back into this franchise.
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5:14PM on 01/09/2015
If the two characters don't cross over, then what's the whole point of starting Legacy with Renner and having Damon coming back at all??
If the two characters don't cross over, then what's the whole point of starting Legacy with Renner and having Damon coming back at all??
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