Matt Damon has confirmed the rumors that he’ll be returning to the ‘Bourne’ movie franchise as Jason Bourne.
The actor and director Paul Greengrass were reported to be in talks to return to the franchise earlier in the year, despite previously ruling out a follow-up to ‘The Bourne Ultimatum.’
Damon’s departure from the film series led to the introduction of Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross in the 2012 film ‘The Bourne Legacy’.
E! News recently quoted Ben Affleck as saying that Damon had inked a deal to return to the film series, leading the Jason Bourne actor to later confirm his involvement.
“[We’ll shoot it] next year,” Damon told the news channel. “It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out.
“Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”
Renner has expressed interest in teaming up with Damon for a future Bourne movie.
“I think [a team-up] really opens up the world and it keeps Bourne’s character active,” Renner said in October.
The character of Jason Bourne first appeared in novels by author Robert Ludlum.