Nine years ago, the original Bourne trilogy wrapped up with the blockbuster action classic The Bourne Ultimatum. In the years since then, Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass had insisted that they would only come back if the story is right, and after an excruciating wait, this action-packed franchise will continue when Jason Bourne hits theaters on July 29. As we get closer and closer to this long-awaited release, Universal Pictures has debuted a TV spot and a poster.
The TV spot, which surfaced on Twitter, teases that Matt Damon's Jason Bourne has been busy in the nine years since The Bourne Ultimatum, keeping himself in shape by participating in underground street fights. We also get a glimpse at Tommy Lee Jones' Robert Dewey, who tries to convince Bourne to come in. If that wasn't enough, we also have a new poster, which gives us a new look at Alicia Vikander's character.
Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Bourne 5. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures' Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA's most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones. Julia Stiles is back to reprise her role in the series.
Matt Damon previously revealed that the title character is "in a really dark place," at the start of this movie, and he uses these brutal street fights to deal with all the thoughts in his head. Director Paul Greengrass has also teased in the past that there is a reason the CIA wants him to come back, which is quite clear in this TV spot, although the motives for bringing Bourne in remain to be seen. This sequel was shot all over the world including locations in Greece, Europe and Las Vegas.
The supporting cast also includes Julia Stiles, returning from the original trilogy as Nikki, along with Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed, Neve Gachev, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd and Marla Aaron Wapner. Paul Greengrass is directing from a script he co-wrote with Christopher Rouse, based on characters created by author Robert Ludlum. This action-thriller will be going up against STX Entertainment's Bad Moms when it hits theaters on July 29. Take a look at the new footage and poster below, and stay tuned for more from Jason Bourne.