There has been quiet a fair amount of discussion about the possibility of Matt Damon returning to the Bourne franchise but Matt has insisted that he would only return if it felt right. Matt says that there would need to be a good story in place and that Paul Greengrass would have to also return.
Damon told Deadline, “Paul Greengrass has to want to do it, and secondly and equally important, it comes down to Paul and I knowing what the hell we want to do. We just don’t have a story, and we haven’t had one.” Matt even asked Jonathan Nolan to have a go at coming up with a story.”
He added, “I quietly went to Jonah Nolan, because he and his brother Chris did such a brilliant job on Batman and that whole mythology. I just said, can you put your brain on this? I can’t figure it out. And he took a run at it and he couldn’t crack it either. Paul and I have been talking about it for years. And we can’t quite see what the movie would be.”
However, Matt did admit that both he and Paul Greengrass would definitely consider a Bourne return, “Neither of us is against it. I would love to do another one. I love that character. To me, the reason to make that movie is because people want to see it. Paul and I have said that to each other,”
He continued, “We don’t take for granted the fact that we’ve built an audience for Bourne, that’s a real privilege. But our part of that bargain is that the movie is good and belongs with the other three. Until we can deliver that, we just can’t make it.”
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