While critics and domestic audiences ultimately shrugged, leave it to international moviegoers to continue to give fresh life to the “Jason Bourne” franchise. This summer, the fourth installment quietly wound up earning $415 million worldwide, the second best total in the history of the series, and it seems that’s more than enough to make a fifth entry viable.
Chatting with Yahoo Movies UK, producer Frank Marshall said another Jason Bourne flick was likely, though offered the usual caveats that go along with any pairing between director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon.
“I have spoken to them both. Obviously they’re very pleased with how the movie turned out. It’s really about the story, just like on this one, everyone said ‘if you come to us with a good story, we’ll think about it.’ So right now, we’re taking a pause and then we’re going to dive back in and try to find a story,” he said. “We did leave it wide open at the end of the movie to continue on in Bourne’s world so we’ll see what we can come up with.”
And even though Damon is now nearing 50 years old, Marshall doesn’t think his age will be an issue, saying, “He’s not always going to be the Jason Bourne that he was 15 years ago, but there are a lot of other things he could be doing in that world, so I think that’s what’s going to be exciting for us to try and explore.”
But what does this all mean for Jeremy Renner‘s Aaron Cross, the star of the franchise’s lone spinoff, “The Bourne Legacy“? Well, he won’t be taking chems anytime soon.
“That story is still out there as well but it’s not… we’re not talking about it,” Marshall admitted.
Well, if there is going to be a fifth movie, let’s hope they actually get a decent story to tell this time because “Jason Bourne” was certainly a bit lacking in that department. Thoughts? Do you want more Bourne? Let us know in the comments section.