Matt Damon Learned he Wasn’t in Bourne 4 Thanks to the Internet

According to Matt Damon, he didn’t know he (or his character Jason Bourne) wasn’t going to be in Universal’s upcoming “The Bourne Legacy” (aka “Bourne 4″) until someone he knew saw it on the Internet and, we presume, filled him in.

Says Damon to Parade while out promoting his Clint Eastwood supernatural drama “Hereafter”:

I found out they’re making another when somebody saw it on the Internet. Nobody bothered to call me. I’m not in it, but even so, they’ll work Bourne into the title I guess. Universal just wants to call everything the Bourne something. So I guess they are trying to make another franchise and as they say, ‘It isn’t over until it’s over.’

Oh come on, Matt, it’s not like you wanted to be in the movie anyway, right? Or did you?

“Bourne 4″ will be written and directed by Tony Gilroy, who has apparently come up with a plan to continue using the “Bourne” name in the title, but leave out Bourne himself. Instead of following Damon’s Bourne, “The Bourne Legacy” will instead use Bourne’s one-man killing spree as the impetus to set up another character caught up in a similar situation. Gilroy has said in the past, though, that he’s left the door open for Damon as Bourne to return sometime in a later installment…



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  • TC

    Why do I have visions of Triple X: State of the Union flashback?

    • Bgduprey

      What is a Bourne movie without Bourne (Matt Damon)?

  • Christiner

    Oh what?? I was so looking forward to seeing matt damon in the 4th bourne movie!!! What is goin on man!! It’s not the same without Matt!! Why would you make 3 movies with him as the lead character and then change it in the last one… It puts a bitter taste in your mouth… it’s like why ruin a good thing? Why fix something if it isn’t broken!! Changing the lead character now would be suicidal for the movie!! WE LOVED MATT DAMON IN ALL 3 MOVIES!! BRING HIM BACK!! DON’T DISAPPOINT THE PUBLIC!!

  • Sicko

    Why even calling the movie “Bourne Legacy” then? This is tarded. All they want is to squeeze some more money outta the reputation the name “Bourne” has. Poor directors.

  • tdreview

    If you there isn’t a Jason Bourne? why would ya even want to make a forth movie to the bourne series? From the third one he was clearly alive. Its a good idea to make a forth one. but if it isn’t made right then Hollywood shouldn’t even make it. and if they want to make the money on it like they did in the third one put Jason Bourne back into as a main actor. otherwise just throw it out and leave the third one as the last. Bring back Damon and Greengrass if ya want a good movie.

  • Vacchus

    An excellent actor Matt Damon. No way for series to stay strong without him
    Prepare for a big drop down of interest for the 4th part.

  • Vacchus

    An excellent actor Matt Damon. No way for series to stay strong without him
    Prepare for a big drop down of interest for the 4th part.

  • Curtlamountain

    tthere is no Bourne without damon

  • Curtlamountain

    Thanks for ruining my favorite movie series, I will not see this movie,

  • Curtlamountain

    Thanks for ruining my favorite movie series, I will not see this movie,

  • Spnilo0o

    This is very stupid!! Why even call it Bourne?? Just make another movie with a different name. If you’re not bringing Matt back, then you’re better off not making a 4th. one…. Leave it as it is… Leave us with some hope…..