Matt Damon made his Comic-Con debut at this year's edition in San Diego, where he came to promote his upcoming sci-fi film “Elysium.” While there, he also talked about the Bourne reboot coming out in August with Jeremy Renner, “The Bourne Legacy.” E! News
has all the details – and it should come as no surprise that Damon has only nice things to say about Renner and his role in what is believed to be the first installment in a new franchise.
At the same time, it becomes obvious that Damon doesn't hold grudges and, the professional actor he is, wishes all the best to the other actor who's come to take his place.
As far as Matt is concerned, he's done with the Bourne franchise – something he said before on a couple of occasions as well.
“No, I mean, I think everyone wants to see how this one does,” he told E! News in San Diego, when asked what were the chances to return for a fifth film.
Damon might be out of the picture, but he's convinced Renner will be able to carry the franchise all on his own – assuming the first movie makes enough money to warrant a franchise, of course.
“I’ve only seen the trailer. But he looks great in it. When Paul Greengrass [director of Bourne Ultimatum and Supremacy] and I were talking about potentially doing a fourth one years ago and then handing it off to someone, Renner was the guy we talked about because I’m a huge fan of his,” Damon explained.
“I think he’s great. And I think he fits really well in that world, like, I really believe him in that world. So I think he’ll be terrific,” he added.
Renner is a great leading man for a movie like Bourne and Tony Gilroy, who helmed “Legacy,” is an accomplished writer and director, so all the ingredients are right to make for a summer blockbuster.
“The question will be if they can franchise that movie, because if they can, then they’ll be done with me. They’ll just keep making those,” Damon added.
“The Bourne Legacy” will be out in theaters on August 10.