Bourne actor Matt Damon has revealed that he has not ruled himself out of returning to the Bourne franchise and would definitely return under the right circumstances. The main issue is the fact that Matt would only return as Jason Bourne if it was directed by Paul Greengrass.
Damon explained to Movieline, “There has not been any movement. I’ve always been open to it as long as Paul Greengrass directs, I don’t think he’s going to do it.” The reason that Paul is unlikely to return to direct another Bourne movie is because of the impact of Tony Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy.
Matt continued, “From what I understand, [The Bourne Legacy] kind of relives [The Bourne Ultimatum] from a different perspective. What that means, because they use our actors and characters, is that whatever they said [in Legacy] is true and so we’d have to acknowledge it in any Bourne movie that we’d do. And that makes it really tough.”
He finished, “I don’t think we can do the Dallas it-was-all-a-dream scenario. I don’t think the audience would go for that after they paid money to see a movie.”
Matt Damon is next set to appear in the movie Promised Land, which he wrote the screenplay for and is set to be released on January 11, 2013 in the US and April 19, 2013 in the UK.