It was well known that writer/director Tony Gilroy's first choice to take the baton away from Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy was actor Oscar Isaac but Hollywood being Hollywood, Universal weren't all that interested on a non-white, non box office draw leading their biggest franchise and the guy never really stood a chance. In the end, the gig went to a much more marketable (in Hollywoods eyes) Jeremy Renner and although we did think he was better suited and his casting excited us more, we couldn't help but feel just a tad bit sorry for Issac who I imagine is going to find this problem a lot with casting directors. I mean it's just a fact that genetics suggest he is going to find himself playing the obligatory villain as he was in Robin Hood and Sucker Punch unless by some luck he can find the magic role to break out of it. Indeed, we aren't at all surprised to read in Deadline today that Gilroy has managed to find a role for Isaac in The Bourne Legacy after all but as the brainwashed, anonymously named assassin "Number 3" alongside Edward Norton's main villain! I actually said this might happen way back when that Universal would be happier if he was a baddie and now he is... Hollywood is nothing but predictable. Isaac will be re-teaming with his Agora co-star Rachel Weisz who plays a 'Bourne girl' if such a thing exists. Jeremy Renner leads but not as Jason Bourne or as a Treadstone agent but instead an operative from a different covert government program, one that is even more dangerous than Treadstone. Once again though the plot conceit is our lead trying to discover his real identity having been brainwashed. Filming is imminent with a August 2012 date set.