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Rumor: Viggo Mortensen has been offered the villain role in Bourne 5

06.22.2015

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Director Paul Greengrass might be looking at one hell of an actor to play the villain in the next BOURNE movie. The Wrap's Jeff Sneider has heard that Viggo Mortensen has been offered the bad guy role in BOURNE 5. This comes on the heels of last week's news that Julia Stiles will back back as Nicky Parsons in the fifth installment in the franchise, and EX MACHINA actress Alicia Vikander may be in talks for a lead role in the film

But just because Mortensen has been offered the role doesn't mean he will definitely take it. Remember, he auditioned for Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT, but had to turn it down due to schedule conflicts, and he's pretty picky when it comes to choosing roles. There's also a chance the actor isn't even interested in the project, but he would be absolutely fantastic as the film's villain, so I hope he is at least considering the part. Do you think BOURNE 5 will be able to land Vijo Morganstein, or is this just a b.s. rumor?

BOURNE 5 is set to hit theaters on July 16, 2016, and Viggo Mortensen can be seen next in Matt Ross' CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, which should be released sometime this year.

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12:54AM on 06/24/2015
After seeing that picture and talks of a sequel, the only sequel I long to see him in is an Eastern Promises 2. Remember when that was supposed to happen? Anyway Bourne 5's cool I guess. Can't go wrong with more Viggo in any role.
After seeing that picture and talks of a sequel, the only sequel I long to see him in is an Eastern Promises 2. Remember when that was supposed to happen? Anyway Bourne 5's cool I guess. Can't go wrong with more Viggo in any role.
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10:59AM on 06/23/2015
DONE! nuff said. Okay I will say more, this would get my butt in the actual movie seat, and not just watch it at home later.
DONE! nuff said. Okay I will say more, this would get my butt in the actual movie seat, and not just watch it at home later.
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12:57AM on 06/23/2015
More Viggo is always a good thing. I am sure his villain role is more along the lines of Brian Cox's character, but I would love to see him as an older operative that is brought in to take out Bourne giving us some hand to hand combat between the two.
More Viggo is always a good thing. I am sure his villain role is more along the lines of Brian Cox's character, but I would love to see him as an older operative that is brought in to take out Bourne giving us some hand to hand combat between the two.
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12:05AM on 06/23/2015
AWESOME news! say YES Viggo!
AWESOME news! say YES Viggo!
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3:13PM on 06/22/2015
I appreciate his reasoning behind backing out of Hateful Eight (if I was producing my own movie, I'd want to keep my focus on that, too). But he would be a great addition to a franchise that has seen some fine actors turn up as bad guys. I'm not anticipating Bourne 5 to be on the same level as The Road or Eastern Promises, but the original three especially felt like a Serious Actor playground.
I appreciate his reasoning behind backing out of Hateful Eight (if I was producing my own movie, I'd want to keep my focus on that, too). But he would be a great addition to a franchise that has seen some fine actors turn up as bad guys. I'm not anticipating Bourne 5 to be on the same level as The Road or Eastern Promises, but the original three especially felt like a Serious Actor playground.
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2:03PM on 06/22/2015
Hope he signs on. Would make for a great foe.
Hope he signs on. Would make for a great foe.
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12:09PM on 06/22/2015

Cinema needs him

Anything to get him on the screen again.
Anything to get him on the screen again.
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11:38AM on 06/22/2015

That photo

Viggo's gradually turning into Ed Harris.
Viggo's gradually turning into Ed Harris.
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12:06PM on 06/22/2015
LOL You're right. But that isn't a bad thing.
LOL You're right. But that isn't a bad thing.
11:03AM on 06/22/2015
...only because of scheduling conflicts.
...only because of scheduling conflicts.
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10:56AM on 06/22/2015
Heck yeah! I do hope he'll take the role.
Heck yeah! I do hope he'll take the role.
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10:46AM on 06/22/2015

One can hope but....

He passed Tarantinos film, what makes people think he'll take a Bourne villain.
He passed Tarantinos film, what makes people think he'll take a Bourne villain.
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10:29AM on 06/22/2015

He's too good for the role

and yes, Viggo's been incredibly picky ever since LOTR made him an A-lister. Then again, he might take iBOURNE 5 as a contract role so he can get a passion project green-lit. Who knows?
and yes, Viggo's been incredibly picky ever since LOTR made him an A-lister. Then again, he might take iBOURNE 5 as a contract role so he can get a passion project green-lit. Who knows?
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