The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment of the Bourne series, fits the bill of a traditional summer action movie with its high-energy action sequences, marquee names and loose plot. But writer and director Tony Gilroy, who collaborated on the previous three Bourne films, misses the mark in the latest sequel.
The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment in the Jason Bourne series of films, is slated to come out in August, but the new flick has raised controversy based on the fact that it doesn't feature Jason Bourne as a character, hence, Matt Damon is also conspicuously missing, having been replaced by The Hurt Locker and The Avengers' Jeremy Renner as a new trained operative named Aaron Cross.
The franchise of Bourne movies isn't about to let a few minor details like replacing actors, replacing a director, and replacing a titular character, stand in its way. Granted, the trailer for The Bourne Legacy may not have Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass, or .
Matt Damon's nice-guy reputation might be taking a dip — although, thanks to a preemptive apology he sent out shortly after dissing Bourne Ultimatum writer Tony Gilroy, it ought to recover pretty easily.
After Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass bailed from the next installment of the Jason Bourne series, The Bourne Legacy, speculation has been rampant about what the new Bourne film might have in store for its diehard fans.
Good and bad news for action fans: the new Bourne film is being made, but Jason Bourne won't be in it. "Of course, Jason Bourne is still alive and out there in the world. I don't want to go beyond that, because the last thing I need is for every blogger to be second guessing," Tony Gilroy said on Deadline.