As Expected Frank Marshall Denies Matt Damon Is BOURNE Again

As Expected Frank Marshall Denies Matt Damon Is BOURNE Again

As Latino Review predicted, producer Frank Marshall has quickly issued a debunking of the latest rumor involving Matt Damon returning as Jason Bourne. Come check it out.

Late last night, El Mayimbe of Latino Review posted his latest scoop which stated Matt Damon was going to play Jason Bourne once more. That would explain the why the next Bourne film was pushed back August 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016. Fast & Furious director, Justin Lin, would still be directing the film, but how Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross fit into the picture wasn't clear. El Mayimbe cautioned that Paramount and producer Frank Marshall would quickly try to debunk his story, and here's their first attempt.
"It's simply not true," Marshall tells THR, adding that the film will feature the Aaron Cross character played by Jeremy Renner in the 2012 installment, The Bourne Legacy. "[Director] Justin Lin is working with Andrew Baldwin on an Aaron Cross script/story that they pitched us a few months ago. I talk to Justin all the time and the script is not ready. It's a summer movie, and if we don't start pre-production now, we can't make next summer. Therefore, it's a wise decision to move to 2016."

The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
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yossarian - 6/20/2014, 12:31 PM
Wait...they posted a rumor and then said it would soon be debunked? I don't get it. Are they still claiming the rumor to be true?
yossarian - 6/20/2014, 12:40 PM
Yeah okay that's what I am asking. LR are standing by their scoop. Fair enough. I didn't know Frank here debunks everything.
SauronsBANE - 6/20/2014, 12:43 PM
I honestly hope this el mayimbe rumor turns out to not be true. Nothing against him, but I'm a huge fan of the Bourne trilogy and I just thought The Bourne Ultimatum wrapped it up perfectly. I haven't even tried to watch Renner's movie, and I have no desire to. This whole thing just sounds like a desperate reaction to the disappointing numbers from Legacy. What better way to raise interest and box office potential than getting Matt Damon to do a sort of crossover? No thanks. In my mind, the entire franchise ended with Ultimatum. Whatever follows is pretty much just bad fan-fiction or something.
charlie2094 - 6/20/2014, 12:45 PM
Well, he was always going to debunk it anyway, won't announce until they're ready to.

Still hope this does turn out true, sure they absolutely want Damon to return. Be great to see him back, alongside Renner's character.
Gusto - 6/20/2014, 12:56 PM
I heard a rumor goin' around that
I'm totally awesome. I can now confirm that.
yossarian - 6/20/2014, 12:58 PM
Ahhh okay thanks.

Gusto is totally awesome to the max.
MightOfMagneto - 6/20/2014, 1:03 PM
Why is Paul Greengrass not directing a CBM?? hmmmm...

He should direct the new batman in 2019.
JillyMcBeam - 6/20/2014, 1:14 PM
Well, this sucks about as bad as Green Lantern.
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AshleyJWilliams - 6/20/2014, 1:23 PM
I have a feeling if Damon does come back, Bourne and Cross will fight before they team up. Which will mean Bourne will beat the living crap out of Cross... As it should be!
Pasto - 6/20/2014, 1:23 PM

MercwithMouth - 6/20/2014, 1:34 PM
I remember when Legacy was announced, they said that at some point, they would want to bring Damon back as Bourne to bring the story full circle. That was quite a while ago though.
FastFlames - 6/20/2014, 2:02 PM
Colin Treverrow doesn't debunk anything, he's just like "Yes, it's all true, and you just spoiled Jurassic World for yourself and everyone else who say your 'rumor' that was spot on!" LMAO Colin!!
mgeoff88 - 6/20/2014, 4:11 PM
Really looking forward to these two teaming-up and kicking ass together:

InfiniteMonkey - 6/20/2014, 4:33 PM
Matt Damon needs to suck it up.
His Star Power is waning.
He doesn't have too many franchises to go back too and win again.
Might as well start directing like his mate Ben.
Greengo - 6/20/2014, 4:57 PM
Bourne Legacy was awesome!
JorL5150 - 6/20/2014, 6:24 PM
Here's some shit to get attention that is t based on reality
So get ready for people to call it bullshit

....wait for it


There I told you they'd say it was bullshit when I talked bullsht that proves I'm legit!!
NoAssemblyReqd - 6/20/2014, 6:49 PM
I would totally be behind the movie being called BOURNE AGAIN.
supermarioworldE - 6/20/2014, 11:55 PM
Great, they took away my only reason to see this crap.
Lhornbk - 6/21/2014, 12:02 AM
Lmao, let me guess, you're gonna say this is another "correct" prediction by el mayimbe, right? Smh........I must be a "scooper extraordinaire" too, because I had no doubt that the rumor would be denied. If this rumor turns out to be false, by all rights you should put up an "el mayimbe was wrong again" article. (Maybe that should be a rule: anyone who posts rumors that turn out to be false has to put up an article admitting it was wrong. Except then the site would be bogged down with dozens and dozens of "this rumor was wrong" articles.)
loki668 - 6/21/2014, 1:15 AM
So..........does this mean that the rumor is "still-bourne"?


Get it?


Anyone at all?


*slams door*
Betty - 6/21/2014, 6:08 PM
mgeoff88-- Whats up with the length of Renner's arm there?
agelesseon - 6/22/2014, 12:59 AM
I liked it with Matt Damon, but the whole retrovirus thing ruined this series for me. Its just too sci-fi for a spycraft movie, in my opinion. And if they do put Matt Damon in the movie, how in the hell is he supposed to compete with a "superior" human?

Anyone else out there agree with me?
case - 6/22/2014, 1:58 AM
I've never watched a Bourne movie. They looked a little bit boring.
But people seem to give them a lot of love.

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