Matt Damon won't be returning as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy.
Tony Gilroy has revealed that Jason Bourne will not be written into the new script.
"This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel," he said. "No one's replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter… this is a stand-alone project."
Gilroy continued: "Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he's very much alive. What happened in the first three films is the trigger for what happens...I'm building a legend and an environment and a wider conspiracy...the world we're making enhances and advances and invites Jason Bourne's return [down the road]."
This makes us so sad because every time we think of Bourne films, we think of Matt Damon. We're not sure how the movie can be titled Bourne Legacy and Jason Bourne not make an appearance.
We have to wait 2 years to find out how they pull it all together because The Bourne Legacy will hit theaters in 2012.