Matt Damon Provides Update On ‘Bourne 5’

With so many superhero movies coming out next year, it’s easy to forget that 2016 will mark the return of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the fan favorite Bourne franchise after nearly nine years. Damon, who plays the titular hero in the series, recently revealed to Variety that production on the film is currently halfway done. While he obviously couldn’t reveal any plot details, he did tease a couple of scenes from the movie that take place in the first and the third act. Here’s what he had to say:

We’re, like, probably about halfway through. We started in September but they’re going dark for most of December and cutting basically the first two acts. And then we have the third act and then whatever we owe from the first two acts…We were in Tenerife, which is supposed to be Athens. It would be like a nighttime riot scene to kind of start the movie. And then England, Berlin a little bit for about a week, and a little bit in D.C. Then we’re going to Vegas for the third act… Big car chase on the strip.

We’ve known for a while now that the fifth installment of the franchise takes place twelve years after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum. The star went on to talk about where we meet the character in this new entry, as well as his adventures since we last saw him in the ending moments of Ultimatum:

You’ll find the character — like “The Bourne Ultimatum,” the third act actually in the movie dovetails with the third act of “The Bourne Supremacy.” So technically when the Bourne character disappears, it’s still 2004. So when this next one comes out in ’16, it will have been 12 years — in movie years — that the character as been off the grid. So what’s happened in those intervening years gives you a story.

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Bourne 5 hits theaters on July 29, 2016.

Source: Variety (via Slashfilm)

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.