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As you're probably well aware by now, there will be a new entry in the Bourne franchise released this summer...minus Bourne. Jeremy Renner takes over as super spy Aaron Cross in Tony Gilroy's 'The Bourne Legacy.' The movie will take a step back and reveal a wider scope to the overall Bourne universe; examining other clandestine organizations outside of Treadstone. In anticipation of the film's release, 'The Bourne Legacy' was honored with an Empire Magazine cover. More intriguing than the cover however, were comments made by franchise producer Frank Marshallthat hint at a possible next step for the series. Here's what he had to say...
"You see there are several different programmes in the movie with different skill sets. All possibilities are open. My dream is that in the next one we see Matt and Jeremy team up."
Now obviously, this is one producer voicing his aspirations for where the franchise goes next, and as such should hardly be taken as gospel. However, Marshall raises an interesting question here. Let's assume for a moment that the official plan really is to have the next Bourne film feature both Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner; that Bourne classic and "new Bourne" share the screen. As exciting a prospect as that sounds, do we really want it? Renner is just starting to come into his own as a box office draw and a major blockbuster presence. His turns in 'Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol' and especially 'The Avengers' cemented his name and face into the consciousness of even the most infrequent movie-goer. Now he has the chance to prove that he can lead a summer film and the first thing they do is start talking about bringing Damon back into the mix? Shouldn't we give Renner a little room to breathe within the franchise first and establish himself as the new headliner? I pose this question to you, our intrepid Spillios.
Would you want a Damon/Renner team up so soon after Renner takes over? Is this all a moot point or do you see this team-up potentially occurring in the next film?