Jason Bourne continues his mission to find more truths from his past in the fifth installment of the all-out action franchise, simply titled Jason Bourne.
The previous film in the series The Bourne Legacy (2012) saw Captain America: Civil War star Jeremy Renner step into the conspiracy-infested World of Bourne, taking on the role of Aaron Cross, an Outcome agent (as the film puts it “Treadstone without the inconsistency“), whose journey paralleled that of Jason‘s in many ways. Overall, movie-goers enjoyed the film, but at the same time it didn’t feel right without Matt Damon’s Bourne, no matter how many references to the character you sprinkle in.
Now, with Damon and Universal Pictures having worked out the logistics of bringing the much-loved rogue agent back, the 45-year-old steps into the character’s well-used shoes once again, with Jason now knowing who he truly is, which you will be aware of if you saw the ending of the original trilogy. Bourne now seeks to uncover further truths about his past, which, from what we gather so far, revolve around the death of his father.
The new preview, shown below, highlights this, but also gives us a look at more of the film’s action sequences including its car chases, fist fights and shootouts. On top of this we get to see, and hear, more from some of the other characters in the movie, a handful of which are portrayed by talented stars Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Vincent Cassel.
It’s quite likely that Universal has further plans with Bourne expanding beyond just this film, with the franchise formula being the norm these days. Of course, the template for action universes revolving around a central secret agent character is out there, with the stories of MI6 spy James Bond continuing to find success over 54 years since the figure first appeared on film.
The Bourne Identity certainly breathed new life into the genre when it was released in 2002, providing even Bond with some competition, so, if the man-on-the-run can win audiences over once again, we may be seeing a lot more of him in the future.
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Catch Jason Bourne when it hits cinemas on July 27th.