Production began on the newest installment into the Bourne franchise and producer Frank Marshall provided us with a first look at Matt Damon, who is returning to the titular role after an 8 year absence. Director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) is also returning.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) September 8, 2015
Although nothing is know about the plot to the new film, we do know that Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross from The Bourne Legacy will not appear. Julia Stiles’s Nicky Parsons will return for the new film alongside franchise newcomers Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive) and Vincent Cassell (Black Swan), who is set to play an assassin hot on the trail of Bourne.
Damon spoke to Buzzfeed a few weeks back and this is what he had to say of the new film:
“Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world,” Damon said. “It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”
The new Bourne movie will hit theaters on July 29, 2016