Matt Damon has delivered a nice little early Christmas present to movie fans worldwide recently, by making it known that he may be interested in a fourth installment of the Bourne franchise.
Yahoo is reporting that the 37 year-old actor has said he is open to the idea of starring in another film as Jason Bourne, if his director is keen for the project too.
He says: “If Paul Greengrass, maybe years down the road, was interested in doing another one, then I would do it too.”
Adding: “I don’t think either of us completely put the character to bed yet.”
Damon attributes much of his recent career success to the Bourne character, claiming it allowed him more choice in the type of movies he wanted to make- no doubt referring to his committal to the likes of The Departed and The Good Shepherd as well as continuing his Oceans account in this year’s third installment. He adds that the Bourne character means a lot to him â€œpersonallyâ€.
Director Greengrass himself has been very careful in discussing the prospects of continuing the franchise, leaving fans wondering whether or not they have seen the last of the amnesiac assassin on the big screen. The novels of course have continued for two more titles after Ultimatum, The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal, but this matters little in the scheme of things however, as the books and films share little in terms of story.
Damon has also quashed the rather ridiculous idea of a trans-Atlantic film battle against British hero James Bond. He has politely ruled-out any kind of fight between the two JBs, stating â€œHe keeps himself in very good shape. I would like to avoid any confrontation with Daniel Craig if I can.”
‘Jimmy vs. Jason’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it now does it?