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Producer Frank Marshall says what you suspected about the future of Bourne

Jul. 23, 2012by:

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A warning for you lovers of the Bourne brand - this article contains a spoiler for who survives the movie.

Reckoning day for the BOURNE franchise is swiftly approaching, in terms of whether audiences will even care now that Damon is gone. I suspect that a fair number of folks will show on opening weekend, even if for no other reason than sheer curiosity.  I still think the flick looks damn good, and writer/director Tony Gilroy's MICHAEL CLAYTON was superb enough to have bought him several films-worth of good will from me.  DUPLICITY included, as much as I dislike Julia Roberts.

But on to what producer Frank Marshall said.  While what he shared last month seemed to imply he was interested in pursuing the avenue of cross-polinating (heh) the characters played by Jeremy Renner and Matt Damon, today's thoughts take a slightly different tone and allude to a different track.  Maybe talks broke down? Maybe it really was just wishful thinking and there were never going to be any talks? I don't know, but here's what Mr. Marshall is thinking these days should THE BOURNE LEGACY prove a success: "We're gonna follow Jeremy's character.  Everything else is wide open. That's the great thing about this now. The table is set to go any direction we want to. But we will, I'm sure, follow Jeremy and see what happens. Jeremy and Rachel [Weisz]."

To which Renner added: "as far as the future, I'm excited that the architects and the creators behind this whole thing have cleverly left it wide open for fans like myself to wonder what's going to go on next."

What do you think the chances are of someone being grumpy (and bored/crazy) enough to try and sue because they expected Damon and were instead denied the character of Bourne? Remember that situation with DRIVE? Yeah.  People like to do dumb shit because they can.  Let's hope it stays down this time and we can enjoy the all-too-soon August 10th release date without much negative hullabaloo.

Rachel Weisz in gorgeous black and white

Extra Tidbit: They'd better keep this new trilogy alphabetical too or some bad shit's going to go down.
Source: Coming Soon

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6:12PM on 07/23/2012
Wow, so the creators of this cash-grab spin-off left it open for cash-grab sequels! How original!

As a fan of the Bourne movies, I just can't get excited about this new movie. It looks the same as the others, but with a different lead. Does Renner's character loose his memory and have to rediscover himself. If so, its a repeat of the other movies; if not, it seems like just a generic action/thriller.
Wow, so the creators of this cash-grab spin-off left it open for cash-grab sequels! How original!

As a fan of the Bourne movies, I just can't get excited about this new movie. It looks the same as the others, but with a different lead. Does Renner's character loose his memory and have to rediscover himself. If so, its a repeat of the other movies; if not, it seems like just a generic action/thriller.
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12:46PM on 07/23/2012

That Pic of R.W.

I'd like to make a thoughtful and mature comment on the picture of Rachel Weisz:
[link] AAAOOOOGHA - SPROINGGG!!
I'd like to make a thoughtful and mature comment on the picture of Rachel Weisz:
[link] AAAOOOOGHA - SPROINGGG!!
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10:34AM on 07/23/2012
lol spoiler alert? They dont kill off the main star when they have all along planned on doing multiple movies with Renner. That being said , they need to do a team up of sorts for a 5th one. Damon recently said there was nothing for him in this film and if they wrote him stuff for a 5th one he would look at it. So money talks and bs walks so I'm sure they can make this happen if they really want too.
lol spoiler alert? They dont kill off the main star when they have all along planned on doing multiple movies with Renner. That being said , they need to do a team up of sorts for a 5th one. Damon recently said there was nothing for him in this film and if they wrote him stuff for a 5th one he would look at it. So money talks and bs walks so I'm sure they can make this happen if they really want too.
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12:20PM on 07/23/2012
I more meant the bit about Rachel Weisz...
I more meant the bit about Rachel Weisz...
9:50AM on 07/23/2012
I think Jeremy Renner is a cool guy and a talented actor, and I'm happy for fans of this franchise who get to see a new instalment but I have zero interest in this. I enjoyed the Bourne trilogy with Matt Damon but seeing them once was enough for me. I don't know why but I just never got into the Bourne franchise, despite them not being bad films. I will say this though: I'm happy to see that it's not a reboot with Renner playing the new Bourne. I was cringing at the thought of them pulling
I think Jeremy Renner is a cool guy and a talented actor, and I'm happy for fans of this franchise who get to see a new instalment but I have zero interest in this. I enjoyed the Bourne trilogy with Matt Damon but seeing them once was enough for me. I don't know why but I just never got into the Bourne franchise, despite them not being bad films. I will say this though: I'm happy to see that it's not a reboot with Renner playing the new Bourne. I was cringing at the thought of them pulling a Bond with the Bourne series. And I heard the film plays out concurrently with Ultimatum. I'm not sure how true that is but it actually sounds bold and could be great if handled right.
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8:56AM on 07/23/2012

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lookin forward to watch this movie.hope it lives up to its trilogy which redefined action format.hope they wont ruin the trilogy with this film.after watchin Renner's fight in MI:4,I can say that he could become a good jason bourne.hope Damon,greengrass to return to Bourne franchise one day
lookin forward to watch this movie.hope it lives up to its trilogy which redefined action format.hope they wont ruin the trilogy with this film.after watchin Renner's fight in MI:4,I can say that he could become a good jason bourne.hope Damon,greengrass to return to Bourne franchise one day
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8:24AM on 07/23/2012
I'm really excited to see Bourne Legacy. I am a die hard fan of the original trilogy with Damon and Renner is one of my favorite actors of all time, so I have no problem in him being the next 'Jason Bourne'. The trailers have been great with alot of good action that looks just as exciting as the first three Bourne films. The cast in this one (i.e. Norton, Weiz, Keach) is a nice addition as well to the universe of characters already established by the earlier films.

But I hope this movie
I'm really excited to see Bourne Legacy. I am a die hard fan of the original trilogy with Damon and Renner is one of my favorite actors of all time, so I have no problem in him being the next 'Jason Bourne'. The trailers have been great with alot of good action that looks just as exciting as the first three Bourne films. The cast in this one (i.e. Norton, Weiz, Keach) is a nice addition as well to the universe of characters already established by the earlier films.

But I hope this movie does very well because I would love to see a sequel with BOTH Jason Bourne and Aaron Cross in the same film fighting the same battle or even going head to head against one another. More likely the former though.
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