In a few weeks The Bourne Legacy will hit U.S. theaters; however, talks about the future of the franchise have already begun. Both Jeremy Renner and producer Frank Marshall have given a little insight into where the next installment will continue after Renner’s genetically modified spy, Aron Cross makes his debut in the film.
Marshall hinted that although things can go anywhere from here, Aaron Cross won’t be going anywhere for the next several iterations of the Bourne franchise (What a spoiler!).
“We’re gonna follow Jeremy’s character,” Marshall confirmed at a press conference promoting the film. “Everything else is wide open. That’s the great thing about this now. The table is set to go any direction we want to. But we will, I’m sure, follow Jeremy and see what happens. Jeremy and Rachel [Weisz].”
In recent weeks, speculation has arisen that Matt Damon’s character, Jason Borne may return to the series. Even though Renner’s character will remain a mainstay for the Bourne series, the actor welcomes the idea of sharing screen with the original protagonist telling reporters:
“As far as the future, I’m excited that the architects and the creators behind this whole thing have cleverly left it wide open for fans like myself to wonder what’s going to go on next.”
The Bourne Legacy is directed by Tony Gilroy. Renner will be supported by a cast that includes Ed Norton, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Albert Finney. The film opens in the U.S. on August 10th 2012.