After a hugely successful trilogy of movies which many believe has reinvented the genre, and certainly revitalized an area left primarily to James Bond, it appeared that Matt Damon was ready to hang up his amnesiac character of Jason Bourne, and move along down the trail. His comments regarding the possibility of a fourth movie indicated that the only way he would consider coming back to the character would be if Paul Greengrass, the director of both Ultimatum and Supremacy, would be along for the ride too.
Of course, when Greengrass was asked whether he would return, he stated that the only way it would happen would be if Damon was on board too. So it’s understandable that Universal has announced the signing of the two for a fourth (but will it be final, this time?) Bourne installment. What’s odd however, is the manner in which it was announced. In an article on Variety just last week, the announcement was slipped in in the most casual of ways.
More recently, Shmuger and Linde landed Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon for a fourth “Bourne” movie, even though the director and star seemed ready to wrap it up after three pics.
That’s all she wrote. Well, perhaps now with an Oscar win under its belt for best film editing, we may see the studio trumpeting a follow up, adding a golden gleam to the fledgling project.