When it was announced last month that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are bringing Jason Bourne back to the big screen, many wondered what that meant for The Bourne Legacy sequel that is in development, starring Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross. Jeremy Renner revealed last month that his Aaron Cross project is still happening. He now offers new details in an interview with Crave Online, where he reveals that the writers are still finishing the script while director Justin Lin is working on the first two episodes of True Detective Season 2.
"No, it's still moving. Yeah, it's still moving. We have our director who's actually run off to do the True Detective series right now, and then while that's happening they're finishing writing the script. I know Greengrass and Damon... well, I've heard have maybe cracked an idea, a reason to continue the Bourne series, which is fantastic. They have created a very exciting universe, and hopefully in my mind I'd love for us to do something together. If not on the next one, sometime very soon. I think that would be really great. I know I want it. I feel like the fans want it as well."
Producer Frank Marshall stated in September that both The Bourne Legacy sequel and a new Jason Bourne project are moving forward separately, but Jeremy Renner offered his suggestion about how to bring both Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne together in the same movie, although there have been no talks to make that happen yet.
"For me, in my head? I think it's a little bit of both. I think you pit them against each other, and then they go together against the bad guy. We realize that we're not the enemy. I mean, I think a thousand people can come up with that scenario, but I think you do both. I think that could be really interesting. Mind you, there have been NO talks, whatsoever, creatively about that. So that's just the fanboy in me, I suppose. [Laughs.]"
The Bourne Legacy Sequel is currently slated for release on July 15, 2016, with Andrew Baldwin writing the screenplay. No other cast members have been confirmed yet aside from Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross.
What do you think of Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne appearing in the same movie? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more details regarding both projects. Jeremy Renner will next be seen in the upcoming drama Kill the Messenger, which arrives in theaters October 10.