Latino Review claimed last night, and were adamant it wasn't an April fool's joke, that Jeremy Renner is soon to be offered the lead role in Universal's The Bourne Legacy. Renner as the guy to carry on the Bourne franchise in the absence of Matt Damon (remember it won't be as Jason Bourne, this will be a new treadstone agent) makes a lot of sense and he's got the chops to make it work, no doubt. He's an awesome presence on screen, charasmatic and intense as hell, Oscar nominated for the last two years running - but aren't we forgetting one thing? This December, Jeremy Renner is to star in a major role alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal, which we understand will be a 'passing of the torch' movie, where Renner will be the franchise lead for the MI series from here on in. Clearly, Renner has his spy movie franchise already sorted... and couldn't possibly be Jason Bourne at the same time, right? I can believe that director Tony Gilroy will want someone like Jeremy Renner to take the franchise to the next level, but he seems out of reach. The writer/director (Michael Clayton, Duplicity) has been meeting with almost every actor in Hollywood of a certain age (over 20 have been cited so far) to carry on the Bourne saga, but very few of the names listed got us interested. As a side note... LR suggest that Oscar Isaac, the villain of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and who can be seen right now in Sucker Punch, was Gilroy's first choice to play this new Treadstone agent but Universal 'didn't approve' of his casting. LR say they will soon reveal the reasons why Isaac wasn't chosen in an op-ed, but it doesn't seem a stretch to believe they feel a Guatmela-born actor, who isn't American, white male.... is someone that Universal weren't willing to consider as an international box office possibility.