Jason Bourne wasn’t my favorite film in the Bourne franchise. In fact, I thought it was the worst one out of the three previous movies. It made a solid amount of money at the box office, though, as it pulled in over $415 million worldwide. With that kind of money and the way that the movie ended, I wouldn’t be surprised if we got another sequel.
Regardless of what audiences thought of the film, it turns out everyone involved with making it, including Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon, was happy with how Jason Bourne turned out, and in an interview with Yahoo, producer Frank Marshall said that they are looking to dive back in and develop another sequel. He said:
“I have spoken to them both. Obviously they’re very pleased with how the movie turned out. It’s really about the story, just like on this one, everyone said ‘if you come to us with a good story, we’ll think about it.’
“So right now, we’re taking a pause and then we’re going to dive back in and try to find a story. We did leave it wide open at the end of the movie to continue on in Bourne’s world so we’ll see what we can come up with.”
We heard this whole “waiting for the right story” thing for years with Greengrass and Damon before they made Jason Bourne, which is weird because the story wasn’t really all that interesting. If they did another film it’d be hard to do any worse than that in my opinion.
As far as Jeremy Renner‘s Bourne Legacy spinoff goes, that sounds less likely to get a sequel. When asked about the possibility of seeing the Aaron Cross character come back, he said:
“Probably not. I don’t know. That story is still out there as well but it’s not… we’re not talking about it.”
So you can definitely count that sequel out. As much as I didn’t like Jason Bourne, I’m still a fan of the franchise, and if they made another one, I’d be there to see it.