Matt Damon won't play Bourne again

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News

Matt Damon has said that it's now unlikely that he will play Jason Bourne again.

The actor had previously said that he would reprise his role as the rogue government hitman if 'The Bourne Supremacy' and 'The Bourne Ultimatum' director Paul Greengrass was at the helm.

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However, this is now looking like it won't be happening.

“There has not been any movement,” he told Movieline. “I’ve always been open to it as long as Paul Greengrass directs, I don’t think he’s going to do it.

“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.

“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.”

Tony Gilroy, who wrote the screenplay for 'The Bourne Identity', took over the direction of the franchise, casting 'The Hurt Locker' star Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, another government agent gone dark.