Matt Damon will be back with director Paul Greengrass in the fifth installment of the ‘Bourne’ franchise currently referred to as Bourne 5. As of now, Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross and Matt Damon as Jason Bourne still won’t be together for a crossover movie as the Damon-Greengrass is the only one moving forward for now.
producer Frank Marshall, who has recently been out and about promoting Jurassic World, has informed Collider that Bourne 5 is moving along much smoother (so far) than other Bourne films have in the past:
“Well, it’s very exciting obviously. Working with Paul [Greengrass] again and Matt [Damon] and getting the team back together is kind of a dream. We’re in pre-production, the script’s there, we’re going to start casting soon, we’re looking at locations, it’s all going very well.”
Bourne 5 will start shooting next month, July and will have a summer 2016 release date. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) is reportedly in talks to join the cast alongside Damon with Julia Stilles returning and Viggo Mortensen rumored to play the villain role.
Variety reports that Julia Stiles is set to reprise her role as (ex-) CIA agent Nicky Parson from the first three Bourne movies. Additionally, Variety‘s sources are saying that Vikander remains in talks for project.
Viggo Mortensen is apparently holding the offer to play an assassin who tracks Jason Bourne in the film. However, the site warns that it’s not clear yet if Mortensen is leaning towards joining the movie’s cast or not.
About Jeremy renner’s role in the ‘Bourne’ franchise, producer Frank Marshall reiterates that Renner will not be appearing in Bourne 5, as he re-emphasized that Bourne 5 and the Bourne Legacy sequel are “still two different projects, two different films.”
Bourne 5 opens in cinemas July 2016 distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
Source: Variety, Collider