- Published: Sunday, 21 September 2014 20:13
- Written by coolshades
You could practically hear the cheers of "Bourne" fans when reports began circulating that Matt Damon was returning to the franchise.
He would reunite with director Paul Greengrass, with whom he worked on "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum." Many details to be worked out, etc., etc., but it's still exciting news.
So whither Jeremy Renner?
Renner took over the franchise for "The Bourne Legacy," playing an agent similar to Bourne, only … different. I liked it pretty well, but it had an awfully impressive legacy, so to speak, with which to compete.
During an interview Sunday to talk about "Kill the Messenger," in which Renner plays journalist Gary Webb, the actor didn't sound upset about the idea of Damon coming back. (A sequel with Renner is scheduled for a 2016 release.)
"I think it's exciting, actually, because then there's the actual real possibility of us doing stuff together in the future, which I think a lot of people would love to see," he said. "I certainly would love to work with Damon in that world, whether it be adversaries or be working together, or both. I think that's really exciting. And I think Universal thinks it's exciting."
The Hollywood Reporter says that separate films with the two actors would in fact be on "two tracks."
Whatever the case, Renner put the best face possible on the news.
"To me, I'm a big fan of Greengrass and Matt," he said. "I'm happy to see what they come up with. I think it's a wonderful, wonderful thing. … For the franchise world, I think it's a smart thing to do. I'm excited for them."