Last week, we reported that Universal will unveil the first footage from their Untitled Next Bourne Chapter, which brings back Matt Damon's Jason Bourne, during Super Bowl 50. The news came from Bourne author Erik Van Lustbader, who claimed that the trailer will reveal the official title. The author later deleted his Facebook post, but thankfully this rumor did turn out to be true. Universal just aired the first trailer during the big game, with the new title Jason Bourne, along with a new poster.
Last month, we got our first official look at Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in this latest adventure. As far as the title goes, all of the Bourne movies have been named after the books, and there has been speculation that this project could be named after the fifth book, The Bourne Betrayal. That didn't turn out to be the case. Unlike many movie trailers that have aired during Super Bowl 50, this footage wasn't released early, so fans had to watch the big game itself to get their first look.
Production started back in September, when we got a peek at Matt Damon on set. The actor revealed this fall that, while Jason Bourne did get his memory back in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum, it's been 12 years since that adventure, which was set in 2004, and he still doesn't quite know everything that happened to him. The actor teased that modern-day societal issues will be at the heart of Bourne 5.
Matt Damon is joined by new cast additions such as Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent Cassel. Tommy Lee Jones is said to be playing a high-ranking CIA official. Vincent Cassel is playing the villain, described as a deadly assassin, with Alicia Vikander playing a cyber-specialist. Julia Stiles is also returning as Nicky from the original trilogy, with other supporting cast members include Riz Ahmed, Neve Gachev and Scott Shepherd.
Paul Greengrass is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Rouse (Captain Phillips). Production will take place all throughout Europe, with the shoot ending in Las Vegas. Universal has set a July 29, 2016 release date, putting this sequel up against STX Entertainment's The Space Between Us. Take a look at the first footage and poster from Jason Bourne, which aired during Super Bowl 50.