Empire Magazine have been chatting to lead actor Jeremy Renner, producer Frank Marshall and Bourne franchise scribe, and now director, Tony Gilroy about the August 13th opening Bourne Legacy and how a 'Bourne' movie works without its namesake. Well according to Gilroy there's always a plan. Kind of.
" What if there's a much larger story? What if Treadstone wasn't the only black-ops programme?... I had a very random idea...so we started with that and it got more and more exciting."According to Renner, his character Aaron Cross is refreshingly different from what has gone before and is..
"..coming from a completely different background to Jason . He knows exactly who he is; he signed up to this...He wants to be part of a team. I can tell you he was in the military then he joined the programme. He's a person who wants to be part of something... to have a sense of purpose. But then it's taken away."But the real tidbit is from Marshall,
"You see there are several different programmes in the movie with different skill sets. All possibilities are open. My dream is that in the next one we see Matt and Jeremy team up."If there were suspicions that Damon might get re-involved in the franchise when The Bourne Legacy first came to light, the second, Bourne infused trailer, and Frank Marshall's little comment seem to be edging those suspicions towards reality. Bourne Legacy opens in the UK on 13 August, and in the US on 10 August, and stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac.