According to Jeremy Renner, the new Bourne in a movie set in the Bourne universe, but will be Bourne-less, “The Bourne Legacy” is still Bourne, but not Bourne. Renner explains:
My character is called Aaron Cross, but he ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, [The Bourne Legacy] has that same ticking clock, but it’s a new programme and new characters.
As for the legacy of Treadstone:
Yeah, it’s that same deal, it’s just a new set of agents with a different leash. It’s the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you’ll know it’s a Bourne movie.
So there you have it, kids. It’s the same, but not the same. And yet, the same. You get the idea.
Via : Empire