Earlier this week, Universal Pictures shifted the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel from July 15, 2016 to July 29, 2016, which brings Matt Damon back as Jason Bourne for the first time since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. The actor had stated for years that he will not revisit the role unless Paul Greengrass comes back to direct, but back in September, Universal announced that this long-awaited sequel is finally happening. Ever since then, fans have been wondering if the studio plans on showcasing both Matt Damon's Jason Bourne and Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross from 2012's The Bourne Legacy in the same movie, since it isn't clear what is happening with the Untitled Jeremy Renner Bourne Sequel. During a new interview with Collider, producer Frank Marshall set the record straight, revealing that they have no plans to bring Jason Bourne and Aaron Cross together.
"We don't have plans for that. You never know. I never say never. But that's not the plan. They're on separate tracks."
Since Bourne and Cross are on "separate tracks," that means the studio is still planning on making the Untitled Jeremy Renner Bourne Sequel, but it isn't known when those plans will come to fruition. Justin Lin is attached to direct from a script by Anthony Peckham, but it isn't known when that sequel may get off the ground. The producer added that the biggest challenge in getting Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass back together for another Bourne movie was finding a story that everyone wanted to move forward with.
"It was really the challenge of finding the story. If you look back five or six years ago, when we were maybe going on, we just didn't have a story. It's taken this long for us to come up with a story that everybody responded to. Now, we're moving forward."
Do you think that Matt Damon's Jason Bourne and Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross should be featured in the same movie? Or should they be on "separate tracks," as Frank Marshall said? Chime in with your thoughts below, and stay tuned for more updates on these upcoming Bourne adventures.