matt damon bourne Matt Damon Talks About His Absense In The Bourne Legacy

With the news that the fourth film (The Bourne Legacy) in the Bourne franchise will not feature Jason Bourne, and therefore no Matt Damon, many people were left scratching their heads. Parade recently spoke the man himself to give his opinions on the whole affair:

“I found out they’re making another when somebody saw it on the Internet. Nobody bothered to call me. I’m not in it, but even so, they’ll work Bourne into the title I guess. Universal just wants to call everything the Bourne something. So I guess they are trying to make another franchise and as they say, ‘It isn’t over until it’s over.’”

To be honest I pretty much agree with Matt Damon, I really think writer and director Tony Gilroy has his work cut out for him trying to extend a franchise without its star. If what Damon said about Universal is true, that is most certainly not cool beans!

Gilroy wrote the previous three Bourne movies along with The Devil’s Advocate and Michael Clayton (which he also directed) – each thoroughly thumbs up worthy movies! Also to point out while the film shares a title with the book ‘The Bourne Legacy’ by Eric Van Lustbader – the first book in the series after original writer Robert Ludlum’s death – Gilroy says it’s a stand alone script that does not follow the same plot. The film will feature a whole new hero in the same universe. Which is a bit of a bummer for me, with my somewhat limited intellect it’s hard to think of a Bourne movie without Jason Bourne (I tried thinking of a Batman movie without Batman, but my brain went into sensory overload).