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Sequel to The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner pushed to 2016

06.18.2014by:

Maybe it was wishful thinking on Universal's part to get the sequel to THE BOURNE LEGACY up for release by next summer. But, if the indication just last week that the Justin Lin-directed film was getting a new screenwriter wasn't enough, now comes official word that the studio is delaying the film an entire year.

Box Office Mojo lists the date shift moving the untitled fifth BOURNE film from August 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016. The vacated 2015 slot will be filled by STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON the biopic of N.W.A. starring Ice Cube's son.

THE BOURNE LEGACY was a decent action movie and Jeremy Renner did a decent job filling in for Matt Damon, but the absence of the star of the first three films was apparent, as was the direction of Paul Greengrass. There has been speculation that Universal wanted to partner Damon and Renner on the big screen for the fifth film which may be why the push is happening, to allow scripting time and to gain availability for both stars. The question now is whether Justin Lin will stay attached to direct.

Expect to see THE BOURNE LEGACY 2 or whatever they will call it on July 15, 2016.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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10:11AM on 06/22/2014
I always wanted the series to end as a trilogy and Legacy was not a great film, but I thought Renner did a good job and with a better director than Gilroy I am interested to see where it goes. If Lin is taking charge and making sure he gets the time it needs then that is good. If the new team can find their own style in 5 then maybe Damon can slot back in later if he wishes, but trying to ape the style of the first 3 is asking for disaster, especially since it has been over a decade since it
I always wanted the series to end as a trilogy and Legacy was not a great film, but I thought Renner did a good job and with a better director than Gilroy I am interested to see where it goes. If Lin is taking charge and making sure he gets the time it needs then that is good. If the new team can find their own style in 5 then maybe Damon can slot back in later if he wishes, but trying to ape the style of the first 3 is asking for disaster, especially since it has been over a decade since it was new and exciting.
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4:48AM on 06/19/2014

franchise rent boy!

the first one was below average, with on e of the stupidest stories of all time! also dont care for renner, not sure who does!
the first one was below average, with on e of the stupidest stories of all time! also dont care for renner, not sure who does!
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12:48AM on 06/19/2014
Liked Bourne Legacy more than I wanted to. Would still welcome a team-up between Bourne and Cross, up against Edward Norton's character.
Liked Bourne Legacy more than I wanted to. Would still welcome a team-up between Bourne and Cross, up against Edward Norton's character.
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8:00PM on 06/18/2014
While you're at it Universal, why not make Scarface a franchise.
While you're at it Universal, why not make Scarface a franchise.
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6:40PM on 06/18/2014
Honestly, no one cares. Bourne's story is done. Universal feels like they need to keep extending all these franchises since they're the one major studio without any comic book properties. Luckily they have Fast and Furious 7 and Jurassic World, which both have potential to be huge hits.
Honestly, no one cares. Bourne's story is done. Universal feels like they need to keep extending all these franchises since they're the one major studio without any comic book properties. Luckily they have Fast and Furious 7 and Jurassic World, which both have potential to be huge hits.
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10:20AM on 06/22/2014
I agree Bourne's story is done, but having seen Legacy I now think there are a lot of other interesting stories. I would be happy to see time in the next film split evenly between the spy (Renner), the puppet master (Norton) and the scientist (Weiss). These are all highly compromised individuals and how they deal with that now is really what intrigues me.
I agree Bourne's story is done, but having seen Legacy I now think there are a lot of other interesting stories. I would be happy to see time in the next film split evenly between the spy (Renner), the puppet master (Norton) and the scientist (Weiss). These are all highly compromised individuals and how they deal with that now is really what intrigues me.
3:20PM on 06/18/2014
Fine by me. Spend more time making it the best damn film you can. Especially under Justin Lin's direction. And if the can get Damon back on board then great.

In a perfect world, Greengrass would come back and direct Bourne 5 with both Renner AND Damon starring.
Fine by me. Spend more time making it the best damn film you can. Especially under Justin Lin's direction. And if the can get Damon back on board then great.

In a perfect world, Greengrass would come back and direct Bourne 5 with both Renner AND Damon starring.
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