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Universal is prepping a Bourne Legacy sequel starring Jeremy Renner

Aug. 2, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Without Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon is refusing to return to the BOURNE franchise, but that is not stopping Universal from preparing a fifth chapter in the series and a direct sequel to THE BOURNE LEGACY starring Jeremy Renner.

Deadline reports that the film is still in the very early stages of development but the studio wants Renner to reprise his role as Aaron Cross from the 2012 Tony Gilroy film. Anthony Peckham has been hired to write the script and no word on whether Gilroy will return to direct. Peckham is best known for scripting INVICTUS with BOURNE alum Matt Damon, THE BOOK OF ELI, and Guy Ritchie's original SHERLOCK HOLMES.

I thought that THE BOURNE LEGACY was okay and the sequel would have benefited from Damon facing off against Cross. Without Damon, the movie will likely do about as well as the last film, which grossed $275 million worldwide. I would rather leave this franchise be, but if they must make another at least keep it consistent with the last one.

Source: Deadline

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6:42PM on 08/04/2013

waiting for legacy's 3rd act

I liked legacy but it didn't feel like a well rounded movie. The ending came too abrupt and brought no real sense of accomplishment for Renner's Aaron Cross. It lacked a true climax and confrontation, a part where Renner and Norton interact more directly. For me it felt like it was missing a real 3rd act and that it was holding back for a sequel. Since I enjoyed the 2/3 of the really good Bourne movie I got with legacy, I would like to get the rest of it.
I liked legacy but it didn't feel like a well rounded movie. The ending came too abrupt and brought no real sense of accomplishment for Renner's Aaron Cross. It lacked a true climax and confrontation, a part where Renner and Norton interact more directly. For me it felt like it was missing a real 3rd act and that it was holding back for a sequel. Since I enjoyed the 2/3 of the really good Bourne movie I got with legacy, I would like to get the rest of it.
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2:59PM on 08/03/2013
I wouldnt mind seeing Renner lead his own series...instead of taking over for Matt Damon. (Its too bad Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass wont come back) While I liked the last Bourne Movie, it didnt have the same feeling at the previous three sequels.
I wouldnt mind seeing Renner lead his own series...instead of taking over for Matt Damon. (Its too bad Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass wont come back) While I liked the last Bourne Movie, it didnt have the same feeling at the previous three sequels.
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10:50AM on 08/03/2013
Even though I didn't like the film, I loved the relationship Renner had with Rachel Weisz. The movie felt pushed. But other than that, Renner is a great lead. Can't deny that.
Even though I didn't like the film, I loved the relationship Renner had with Rachel Weisz. The movie felt pushed. But other than that, Renner is a great lead. Can't deny that.
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5:40AM on 08/03/2013
I enjoyed the film with Renner, but it wasn't as good as the other Bourne films. I would LOVE to see a Bourne and Cross team up. Hopefully since Damon won't be a part of it it will still be good. Guess we'll see.
I enjoyed the film with Renner, but it wasn't as good as the other Bourne films. I would LOVE to see a Bourne and Cross team up. Hopefully since Damon won't be a part of it it will still be good. Guess we'll see.
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3:25AM on 08/03/2013
I would love for Steven Soderbergh to do one with Matt Damon in the restrained and ultra-cool style of Haywire. The camera placement and editing is so fucking original and it makes the fights come off really fresh and realistic.
It's admirable that Damon is backing Greengrass so hard but despite that he has directed the two superior sequels I wish he would for once leave his Parkinson's suffering cameraman at home.
I would love for Steven Soderbergh to do one with Matt Damon in the restrained and ultra-cool style of Haywire. The camera placement and editing is so fucking original and it makes the fights come off really fresh and realistic.
It's admirable that Damon is backing Greengrass so hard but despite that he has directed the two superior sequels I wish he would for once leave his Parkinson's suffering cameraman at home.
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10:16PM on 08/02/2013

I liked him

He was good. The movie felt sort of unfinished at the end though. Like they just decided to cut out the ending. But I thought it was enjoyable. I liked him though.
He was good. The movie felt sort of unfinished at the end though. Like they just decided to cut out the ending. But I thought it was enjoyable. I liked him though.
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9:23PM on 08/02/2013

Oh god...

I'm sorry, I love the Bourne trilogy, but Legacy was just pointless and unneeded. It was a cash grab to capitalize on the name. And without Damon, how are you gonna have a proper Bourne movie? That's like having a Bond film without Bond being in it. Makes no sense. Doesn't help that Legacy didn't even hold a candle to any of the previous movies. And wasn't anywhere near as good as Identity was (and that was the weakest of the trilogy in my opinion). Supremacy being the best of course.
I'm sorry, I love the Bourne trilogy, but Legacy was just pointless and unneeded. It was a cash grab to capitalize on the name. And without Damon, how are you gonna have a proper Bourne movie? That's like having a Bond film without Bond being in it. Makes no sense. Doesn't help that Legacy didn't even hold a candle to any of the previous movies. And wasn't anywhere near as good as Identity was (and that was the weakest of the trilogy in my opinion). Supremacy being the best of course.
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9:21PM on 08/02/2013
Liked The Bourne Legacy a whole lot more than I expected to. I really want to see him go toe to toe with Edward Norton, because while Norton did a good job in the film, they didn't actually have a physical confrontation. Rachel Weisz was a great female lead and there were some decent action sequences in it, particularly the opening scene in Alaksa and the chase in Manila at the end. They really need a crossover with Bourne and Cross initially adversaries and then eventually teaming up.
Liked The Bourne Legacy a whole lot more than I expected to. I really want to see him go toe to toe with Edward Norton, because while Norton did a good job in the film, they didn't actually have a physical confrontation. Rachel Weisz was a great female lead and there were some decent action sequences in it, particularly the opening scene in Alaksa and the chase in Manila at the end. They really need a crossover with Bourne and Cross initially adversaries and then eventually teaming up.
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9:19PM on 08/02/2013
Cool. I liked the first half of Bourne Legacy, and I'm a big Renner fan. Hopefully the next one will be a little better all the way through. They definitely laid the groundwork for a cool alterna-series.
Cool. I liked the first half of Bourne Legacy, and I'm a big Renner fan. Hopefully the next one will be a little better all the way through. They definitely laid the groundwork for a cool alterna-series.
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7:47PM on 08/02/2013

Hated Bourne Legacy, but I like Jeremy Renner

No reason to believe it'll be the exact same. It's not like Supremacy and Ultimatum in any way resemble Identity. Go for it.
No reason to believe it'll be the exact same. It's not like Supremacy and Ultimatum in any way resemble Identity. Go for it.
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6:50PM on 08/02/2013

The Bourne To Nowhere

i don't think theres anything left to add to the Bourne series because Legacy completed the arc nicely.
Then again Alex didnt get to meet Edward Norton's character when the chase began so i guess that angle will be exploited since it can be assumed he didnt know who was after him.
i don't think theres anything left to add to the Bourne series because Legacy completed the arc nicely.
Then again Alex didnt get to meet Edward Norton's character when the chase began so i guess that angle will be exploited since it can be assumed he didnt know who was after him.
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6:50PM on 08/02/2013
I like the idea of Matt Damon vs. Jeremy Renner.
I like the idea of Matt Damon vs. Jeremy Renner.
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6:43PM on 08/02/2013
Legacy was no where near as good as the first 3 Bourne movies. The action and the script just weren't the same quality. I like Renner, but it feels like he's slumming it with these films. Taking Damon's sloppy seconds (or fourths and fifths, as the case may be).
Legacy was no where near as good as the first 3 Bourne movies. The action and the script just weren't the same quality. I like Renner, but it feels like he's slumming it with these films. Taking Damon's sloppy seconds (or fourths and fifths, as the case may be).
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6:42PM on 08/02/2013
I haven't watched Bourne Legacy but I think with the setup that there are still many Threadstone operatives out there being cut loose, the premise could even lead to a hit TV series in the veins of 24 or Spooks.
I haven't watched Bourne Legacy but I think with the setup that there are still many Threadstone operatives out there being cut loose, the premise could even lead to a hit TV series in the veins of 24 or Spooks.
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5:44PM on 08/02/2013
Didn't like Legacy and will probably wait until netflix/redbox for this one unless Damon comes back.
Didn't like Legacy and will probably wait until netflix/redbox for this one unless Damon comes back.
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5:36PM on 08/02/2013
He, how about showing these Bourne/Cross-agents on a mission after all? All we see is them getting chased by their own bosses, which is extremly idiotic thinking about it. You spend that much time and money into training agents and then you kill them off?! Not even those old school, goofy, cat stroking Bond villains were that stupid!
He, how about showing these Bourne/Cross-agents on a mission after all? All we see is them getting chased by their own bosses, which is extremly idiotic thinking about it. You spend that much time and money into training agents and then you kill them off?! Not even those old school, goofy, cat stroking Bond villains were that stupid!
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5:28PM on 08/02/2013
Well, the whole "superagent faces off against his former shady, government employers"-formula wears itself off more and more with each movie. Hopefully they keep building up towards an clash between the two main characters otherwise Iīm gonna pass on this!
Well, the whole "superagent faces off against his former shady, government employers"-formula wears itself off more and more with each movie. Hopefully they keep building up towards an clash between the two main characters otherwise Iīm gonna pass on this!
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5:18PM on 08/02/2013
i wasnt too impressed by Legacy, as it spent a lot of time trying to wedge itself in (not to mention a lot of time alone in the snow) and not enough time exploring the interesting angles of this character. it was a decent set up piece but didnt make its mark strong enough to draw me back for a second without some reservation. Plus that Larx dude sucked.
i wasnt too impressed by Legacy, as it spent a lot of time trying to wedge itself in (not to mention a lot of time alone in the snow) and not enough time exploring the interesting angles of this character. it was a decent set up piece but didnt make its mark strong enough to draw me back for a second without some reservation. Plus that Larx dude sucked.
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4:50PM on 08/02/2013
I thought Bourne Legacy was every bit as good as the original Bourne trilogy with Damon. Bourne Legacy I think suffered from a little too much dialogue and not enough action, but I thought it was a great origins for Renner's Aaron Cross and I'm sure the sequel will get to the story much more quickly and will have much more action because of it. The ending was good and left the sequel wide open to go in any direction it wanted.

I thought Renner nailed his role just as much as Damon did with
I thought Bourne Legacy was every bit as good as the original Bourne trilogy with Damon. Bourne Legacy I think suffered from a little too much dialogue and not enough action, but I thought it was a great origins for Renner's Aaron Cross and I'm sure the sequel will get to the story much more quickly and will have much more action because of it. The ending was good and left the sequel wide open to go in any direction it wanted.

I thought Renner nailed his role just as much as Damon did with his character and am excited to see what else he can do with his character.
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9:16PM on 08/02/2013
Your taste....I swear. No words....
Your taste....I swear. No words....
3:16AM on 08/03/2013
The Soloist is a cybernetic organism, Ryan Reynolds-shaped living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.
It's not that he has no taste. He just always says everything is good, sounds good or that he will be seeing it at midnight.
The Soloist is a cybernetic organism, Ryan Reynolds-shaped living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.
It's not that he has no taste. He just always says everything is good, sounds good or that he will be seeing it at midnight.
4:32PM on 08/02/2013
Ugh. I was hoping this pumpkin-faced motherfucker's career was almost done.
Ugh. I was hoping this pumpkin-faced motherfucker's career was almost done.
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4:51PM on 08/02/2013
You wish. This guy is going to have a very long, successful career. And he deserves every bit of it. He's one of the best actors working today.
You wish. This guy is going to have a very long, successful career. And he deserves every bit of it. He's one of the best actors working today.
5:40PM on 08/02/2013
One of the best actors working today? What convinced you coming up with that statement? "Haensel and Gretel"???
One of the best actors working today? What convinced you coming up with that statement? "Haensel and Gretel"???
5:52PM on 08/02/2013
I think he was thinking of The Hurt Locker, The Town, and/or Ghost Protocol.
I think he was thinking of The Hurt Locker, The Town, and/or Ghost Protocol.
6:05PM on 08/02/2013
That was funny. "Pumpkin-faced" HA!
That was funny. "Pumpkin-faced" HA!
3:16AM on 08/03/2013
"He's one of the best actors working today."

By what deluded criteria?
"He's one of the best actors working today."

By what deluded criteria?
5:12AM on 08/05/2013
I'm glad I'm not the only one who isn't buying Hollywood's attempt to push Jeremy Renner on the world. He's great at playing Jeremy Renner, but that's about it. Don't let the negative votes fool you into thinking you're wrong on this.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who isn't buying Hollywood's attempt to push Jeremy Renner on the world. He's great at playing Jeremy Renner, but that's about it. Don't let the negative votes fool you into thinking you're wrong on this.
4:22PM on 08/02/2013

Just Saw This About A Week Ago on HBO OnDemand

It was just ok. Too much "Bourne" talk and not enough of this film standing on it's on two feet. Now that they've laid the ground work, the sequel should be more streamlined. So, I am open to it.
It was just ok. Too much "Bourne" talk and not enough of this film standing on it's on two feet. Now that they've laid the ground work, the sequel should be more streamlined. So, I am open to it.
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4:15PM on 08/02/2013
I'd be happy if they took Bourne out of the title but that's just me.
I'd be happy if they took Bourne out of the title but that's just me.
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4:06PM on 08/02/2013
MAKE A DAMN HAWKEYE MOVIE
MAKE A DAMN HAWKEYE MOVIE
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3:51PM on 08/02/2013
Stop wasting this guys career
Stop wasting this guys career
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3:41PM on 08/02/2013
I had never seen any of the Bourne movies, until one week when I saw them all consecutively in chronological order. I have to say, Bourne Legacy was every bit as good as the other 3. Jeremy Renner isn't Matt Damon, but that didn't detract from the experience. He's very good. In the Matt Damon movies, they constantly allude to the other programs that are brewing, and in Legacy, you get to see the results of that. It makes sense, and flows perfectly. It lets you see that there are other
I had never seen any of the Bourne movies, until one week when I saw them all consecutively in chronological order. I have to say, Bourne Legacy was every bit as good as the other 3. Jeremy Renner isn't Matt Damon, but that didn't detract from the experience. He's very good. In the Matt Damon movies, they constantly allude to the other programs that are brewing, and in Legacy, you get to see the results of that. It makes sense, and flows perfectly. It lets you see that there are other operatives who have to deal with the bullshit that they've been pitted against.
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3:54PM on 08/02/2013
Hmmmm...that's interesting. I would like to sit down and do that to pick up on those things, but I probably won't ever do it
Hmmmm...that's interesting. I would like to sit down and do that to pick up on those things, but I probably won't ever do it
5:54PM on 08/02/2013
Well I watched them all again leading up to Legacy's release and I wholeheartedly disagree with you. Out of the series I think Ultimatum is pretty clearly the strongest, and most critics tend to agree. I think the original three actually all get progressively better, but some people tend to favor the first one just because its the first one.
Well I watched them all again leading up to Legacy's release and I wholeheartedly disagree with you. Out of the series I think Ultimatum is pretty clearly the strongest, and most critics tend to agree. I think the original three actually all get progressively better, but some people tend to favor the first one just because its the first one.
3:38PM on 08/02/2013
I liked The Bourne Legacy better the second time around on Blu-ray than I did in theaters. Still, it felt like only half a movie. I'd be down for another to at least wrap up the story from the last one.
I liked The Bourne Legacy better the second time around on Blu-ray than I did in theaters. Still, it felt like only half a movie. I'd be down for another to at least wrap up the story from the last one.
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