As it happens with most successful action franchises, the main star eventually gets tired of making the films, or gets too old, and wants to move on to something else. A prime example of this is, of course, the James Bond series which has had several actors playing the titular hero.
Another example is the Bourne franchise which featured Matt Damon as the title hero Jason Bourne. He wasn’t interested in returning for another movie so producers turned to another actor, Jeremy Renner, to carry on the franchise. The result is the upcoming The Bourne Legacy, which Universal has just released a new trailer for.
In it we see Renner in action as a different member of the Treadstone team and we also get some new faces, including Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, as well as established franchise players like Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn.
Plus, surprise, Matt Damon is also in the trailer as Jason Bourne. Weird. I wonder what that could mean?
Check out the trailer after the break. Look for The Bourne Legagy to arrive in theaters on August 3.