So, we know now that there will be a fourth Bourne film. Tony Gilroy — who wrote the first three Bourne flicks — will write and direct, and Bourne Legacy will not feature Jason Bourne. Instead, it will “expand the mythology” of the Bourne series with another brainwashed assassin.
Of course, like everyone else, Matt Damon found out about it on the Internet, as he told Parade magazine:
“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.’”
That sounds like the way you want to treat the franchise star, especially one with whom you’re leaving the door open for the possibility of a return further along in the series. Smart move, Universal. I can’t wait to not see your extension of the franchise starring Charming Potato or his root vegetable cousin, Tasteless Carrot (Sam Worthington).