Fans Unsure About ‘Jason Bourne’ Revival Amid Rumors About Matt Damon Returning As Lead

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A new “Jason Bourne” movie is in the early stages of development, according to a Deadline article published Monday (November 20).

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Universal Pictures will take a new approach to the action franchise with Edward Berger, the director of the Oscar-winning film “All Quiet on the Western Front,” as creative director. However, the film does not yet have a script.

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Even if the casting has not yet been decided, it is not completely excluded that Matt Damon, who became famous thanks to his role as the main character in the films of the franchise in the early 2000s, is tempted to get involved in the upcoming project.

Who will direct the new “Bourne” movie?

According to these reports, Edward Berger is set to direct the next installment of Universal Pictures’ “Bourne” franchise.

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Earlier this year, the screenplay for “All Quiet on the Western Front” earned Berger an Academy Award nomination and the film won four awards, including Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.

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The release of this World War I epic on Netflix introduced Berger to a wider audience who may not have been familiar with his previous German-language films such as “Jack” (2014) and “All My Love.” (2019), both premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

Recently, Focus Features acquired U.S. rights to the director’s latest thriller, “Conclave,” which stars Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci and John Lithgow.

After the success of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Berger has become highly sought after, with many excited about his potential involvement in the future of the “Bourne” franchise.

How many “Bourne” movies are there?

The “Bourne” franchise consists of five action-thriller films based on the character Jason Bourne, created by the late author Robert Ludlum in his 1980 novel “The Bourne Identity.”

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Namely, “The Bourne Identity” (2002), “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004), “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007), “The Bourne Legacy” (2012), “Jason Bourne” (2016). The franchise also had a TV show, “Treadstone”, in 2019.

That said, the first screen adaptation of “Bourne” took place in 1988, with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) leading production and distribution.

The television miniseries, titled “The Bourne Identity”, was written by Carol Sobieski and directed by Roger Young for Warner Bros Television. There was Richard Chamberlain in the title role, alongside Jaclyn Smith.

How many actors played Jason Bourne in the ‘Bourne’ franchise?

So far, three actors have been seen in the role of Jason Bourne. Matt Damon took the lead role in the original trilogy released between 2002 and 2007, and reprized the role of “Jason Bourne” in 2016.

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The film adaptations are based on the novels by Robert Ludlum and center on a government agent who loses his memory and is hunted by his own country.

Jeremy Renner starred as Bourne in 2012’s “The Bourne Legacy,” which is considered a spinoff, while actor Richard Chamberlain first portrayed the character in the 1988 television miniseries ” The Bourne Identity.”

During his appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” in March, when asked if he would consider reprising his role in the hit franchise, Matt Damon responded, “Yeah, I could definitely see if we could if we could come up with a good story, you know, I definitely would.”

He added: “I love this character. He’s been great for me and I love the story. So if there was a way to do it, I’m not against it.”

Fans divided over revival of ‘Bourne’ franchise

Shortly after the announcement of the production of the new film “Jason Bourne”, fans gathered to share their views on the film. While some wanted Matt Damon to return as the lead, others thought a revival was unnecessary.

New ‘Jason Bourne’ Photo in the Works at Universal With ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ Edward Berger in Talks to Direct – The Dish (click photo below for story) /2UfREGUZCb

— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) November 20, 2023

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Another noted: “I really hope they can get Matt back because I love the Bourne movies and it won’t work without him #JasonBourne.”

“NEEEEEEED!!! Fa-REAKING OUT. Also…must be Matt. Must. #JasonBourne,” said someone, who was excited about the announcement.

One person remarked, “LET’S GOOOOOOO!!! Although I’m disappointed that Paul Greengrass isn’t coming back to direct it, I hope it goes well!”

“The only way I’ll watch is if Matt Damon is included,” one person said.

No Damon/Greengrass collaboration… no new Bourne movie!

— Rob Porter (@kingrob32) November 20, 2023

I really hope they can get Matt back because I love the Bourne movies and it won’t work without him 🤞🤞🤞 #JasonBourne

– David (@DavidLFC_Vought) November 21, 2023

NEEEEEEEEED!!! Fa-READING OUT. Also…it must be Matt. Must. 👏👏👏 #JasonBourne

— Janette Stephens (@janettemsu) November 20, 2023

The only way I’ll watch is if Matt Damon is included!!!! #JasonBourne

— I AM THAT GIRL…. (@briSTYLElistic) November 20, 2023

On Reddit, one person wrote: “Bourne Ultimatum was a great ending, why are we still chasing this dragon?” »

“The first three installments were great entertainment, the last two were forgettable. If they make a new Bourne movie, make a faithful adaptation of the first novel,” commented another.

“Making. New. Movies. Damn, where the hell can the Bourne franchise go at this point?” said someone, who clearly wasn’t happy with the announcement of another “Jason Bourne” movie.

One fan said: “Good choice of director but it’s a bit late for a new Bourne. I love the films though. But I don’t really see where they could go with this.”

One person asked: “Are there no more new ideas?” with one saying “so useless”.

“How much do I not want this? Please, the first one redefined a modern action movie. The next 2 are great movies in their own right. Legacy was good, but the 2016 reboot didn’t really capture the spirit of the first 3.” expressed another.

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