The Bourne Legacy might only have been a qualified success at the box office, but according to Universal’s chairman Adam Fogelson, further instalments of the franchise are a certainty.
“The point of [The Bourne Legacy] was to create a universe, a world and characters that give us a lot of freedom and flexibility in how we go forward,” explained Fogelson. “Yeah, the movie didn’t perform the way the last one did. It also didn’t cost what the last one did. It performed more along the lines of how the first one did.
“I absolutely see us doing more Bourne, 100% yes,” continued Fogelson. However, while he stressed that the studio would love to welcome back Matt Damon, he also made the point that the direction of the series could go in a number of ways.
“Matt has talked about the possibility of coming back,” continued Fogelson, “and we totally respect that and are excited if and when he wants to have conversations. But I think the last movie gave us a big bunch of options to pursue a next chapter.”
Which sounds to us as though Jeremy Renner’s character Aaron Cross will be the most likely focal point of the next instalment. Looks like fans might have to wait a little longer to see Damon snapping another windpipe…