Matt Damon has recently starred as the iconic spy role in the 2016 film Jason Bourne. The forty-five-year-old actor took a nine-year hiatus from the Bourne trilogy (The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum) before returning for the fifth Bourne movie. He recently attached himself to the 2016 movie, due to the dedication to the Supremacy and Ultimatum movie director, Paul Greengrass. Damon although has recently admitted to the press after constantly being asked by fans and film enthusiasts alike if there are going to be more Bourne movies, he said it was definitely open for discussion.
The first three Bourne films are based off the popular Robert Ludlum novels. The Bourne novel series is still continuing today, but with a new author Eric Van Lustbader. Doug Liman was a fan of the book series and decided to turn the first novel, The Bourne Legacy, into a movie.
After the movie became a blockbuster hit, Damon and the production team went under a new director, Paul Greengrass. Greengrass and Damon created two hit movies until 2012, when screenwriter Tony Gilroy, became the director to the Bourne Legacy film, which didn’t star Damon. Jeremy Renner, star in the Bourne Legacy, was planning to continue the Bourne movies instead with new director Justin Lin (Fast and Furious films), although the project never left the development process.
Instead, Damon and Greengrass came together around 2014 to create the fifth Bourne movie, Jason Bourne. The film was released in theaters July 29th 2016 and has already estimated to make over 60 million during opening weekend. Matt Damon has also commented with the press that whatever Paul Greengrass envisions for the Bourne series, he will comply. Meaning that there might be more Bourne movies in the future. Damon and Greengrass apparently converse about the film series, even during the years they were both inactive in the Bourne franchise. Matt Damon last comment to the press was if Bourne, his character, was living a happy life, then there would be no reason to make another movie.