Back in September, principal photography got under way on Universal Pictures' long-awaited Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel, a.k.a. Bourne 5, with producer Frank Marshall sharing the first photo of Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. Production is still under way, with new photos arriving from the Kreuzberg, Germany set, thanks to We Got This Covered and several other sources. While all of these photos feature Matt Damon in action, one of them reveals his face has been bloodied quite badly, despite the smile on his face.
We last saw Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum, which wrapped up a trilogy of adaptations based on Robert Ludlum's spy novels. After that adaptation hit theaters, Matt Damon said that he wouldn't come back for another follow-up unless director Paul Greengrass came back, and they had a story they both wanted to work on. Matt Damon revealed this fall that the script, co-written by Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse (Captain Phillips), is set in a "post-Snowden" world and will be shot all throughout Europe, with the shoot ending in Las Vegas.Read More
Last night's episode started with Matt Damon interrupting Jimmy Kimmel's monologue in a covert fashion, before he ended up sneaking onto the show disguised as Dr. Phil. But Jimmy Kimmel saw right through his ruse. Matt Damon was hoping to promote his highly-anticipated sci-fi drama The Martian, in theaters October 2, but, instead, Jimmy Kimmel aired an 11-minute video revealing their "couples therapy" session, which took this rivalry to a new level.
There have been several memorable moments in this longstanding feud, including Jimmy Kimmel's then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman recording a music video entitled "I'm F---ing Matt Damon." That video prompted Jimmy Kimmel to retaliate with a revenge video of his own, entitled "I'm F---ing Ben Affleck." In 2013, Matt Damon hijacked the entire show, while a bound and gagged Jimmy Kimmel was forced to watch.Read More
Matt Damon's assessment of Daredevil doing "very well" may be a stretch, since the movie earned $179.1 million worldwide from a $78 million budget. While it certainly wasn't a box office flop, it didn't set the world on fire either. Ben Affleck revealed in a 2014 interview that Daredevil is the only movie he regrets doing because he loved the character and the story so much, and the fact that it got "f---ed up" still stays with him. He added that failure may have been part of the motivation to take on the Batman role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
As for Matt Damon, the actor added that he would consider playing a superhero if the right role came along. For instance, the actor said that if Christopher Nolan was doing Daredevil, Damon would sign on, but that scenario is quite improbable. Marvel won the rights back to the character from 20th Century Fox in 2013, launching their popular Marvel's Daredevil TV series on Netflix earlier this year. Production is under way on the second season, and it doesn't seem that the studio has any plans on moving the character to the big screen quite yet.Read More
When the movie debuts next year, it will have been nine years since Bourne got his memory back in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. It isn't known if there is any significance to the actor revealing that it's been "12 years" since Bourne was "on the grid," but it's possible this sequel is set a few years after 2016. It's also possible that he was referring to the first movie, 2002's The Bourne Identity, but it's been 13 years since that hit theaters.
Matt Damon will be joined by Julia Stiles, reprising her role as Nicky Parsons from the original Bourne trilogy, along with new casting additions Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent Cassel portraying the villain. Matt Damon revealed last month that the story is set in a "post-Snowden world," with the plot taking place in a "austerity-riddled Europe," with production also taking place in Greece before the shoot wraps in Las Vegas. The main themes of this plot will revolve around spying on the public, civil liberties and democracy in general.Read More
With less than one month left until The Martian hits theaters, 20th Century Fox has released two new clips, plus a viral video for this sci-fi thriller. The first clip gives us a look at the entire crew of the Ares 3 mission, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), Christopher Beck (Sebastian Stan), Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), Beth Johanssen (Kate Mara), Alex Vogel (Aksel Hennie) and Rick Martinez (Michael Peña). This scene also shows how Mark gets stranded on Mars, left for dead by his colleagues.
The second clip takes place back on Earth, where the eccentric Rich Purnell (Donald Glover) explains to Teddy Sanders (Jeff Daniels), Venkat Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Annie Montrose (Kristen Wiig) and Mitch Henderson (Sean Bean) how their new mission to rescue Matt Damon's Mark Watney could work, in a slightly different way than originally planned. If that wasn't enough, we also have an extended TV spot plus a viral video, an ad for the Ares program, sponsored by Under Armor, which shows Watney undergoing some of his rigorous training.Read More