Matt Damon has a new interview with Indie Wire, in which he talks about he thought of ‘The Bourne Legacy’.
He says, “I did see it…. I think it's going to make it harder for us to make another one. I'm just trying to figure out like… Because they used our characters, anything that happens in that world, that's the 'Bourne' world now. So the pill popping and all that stuff happens.”
When asked whether he would be open to doing one with Jeremy Renner, he says, “I don't know what that story would be," Damon said. "I love Jeremy and I'm a huge fan of him and I know him personally and love him outside of work, too. But I just don't know what that story would be. I could never see Bourne teaming up with anyone. And all he said was – he wanted out, he wanted out, he wanted out. So how do you get that character going again?"
Damon goes into detail and explains why him returning to the Bourne franchise didn’t work out three years ago [leading to Universal going in a different direction with Renner], saying, “Literally, we couldn't figure out how to do it three years ago. The studio had a deal with the Ludlum estate and they had to get a 'Bourne' movie out. So they said to us, 'Why don't you guys do one?' And we said, 'We don't know what to do!' So once they realized we weren't going to solve that problem, they went a totally different way."