Matt Damon set to return as Jason Bourne

Matt Damon is set to reprise the role of Jason Bourne, according to one report

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Matt Damon

Matt Damon is being lined up to reprise the role of Jason Bourne.

Deadline reports that the 43-year-old actor and director Paul Greengrass have entered into discussions with Universal Pictures to reunite for their third movie together in the Bourne franchise.

It's been reported that the film studio intends to move back its next Bourne spinoff sequel, which is set to star Jeremy Renner.

This means that Damon's comeback as the character of Jason Bourne will be released on July 15, 2016, which is a date already assigned to an as-yet-untitled Bourne movie.

As well as releasing a film starring Damon, it's thought that Universal want to release Renner's film in the future and continue the series.

So far, however, Universal has refused to officially comment on the speculation.

Meanwhile, it was reported in June that Damon had agreed a deal that would see him reprise the role of Jason Bourne.

Speaking earlier this year, the actor explained: "I've always been open to it if Paul Greengrass is the director."

Greengrass directed his third of the Bourne films, 'The Bourne Ultimatum', in 2007.

Jason Bourne

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Greengrass
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles

Jason Bourne (Damon) is back with a vengeance, literally this time, as information about the death of his father leads him to go up against CIA Director Dewey (Jones) and new nemesis Heather Lee (Vikander). Stonking action, high stakes, amazing chases, Damon is sensational: the perfect 'soft reboot'.

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