There has been four Jason Bourne films thus far. The first three served as a Matt Damon action vehicle and the last film served as a vehicle for Jeremy Renner. While Renner did not play the character “Jason Bourne” but instead took on the role of Aaron Cross. Slated for a 2015 release, Universal Studios has moved the films schedule back to the early summer of 2016.
The last Bourne movie grossed over 270 million world wide and took the franchise deeper into the world of undercover government agents. The series is similar to that of the Mission Impossible film of which Renner will return to in Mission Impossible 5 which in pre-production now.
Playing the government agent seems to be a fitting role for the actor who’s breakout performance in Academy Award winning The Hurt Locker as a bomb technician in Iraq helped land the role of Clint Barton a.k.a Hawkeye in the Marvel super hero franchise. Renner has carved out a niche’ for playing tough quiet authoritative roles.
In place of the next Bourne film Universal will fill the date with the biopic “Straight out of Compton”. The story is about the rise and fall of N.W.A. headlined by Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. Justin Lin is set to direct the action thriller’s fifth installment. He is best known for his revival of the Fast and Furious pictures. Universal Studios is set to release the seventh film in that series in 2015. It will mark the last film of the late Paul Walker.
The next Bourne film, has not officially been titled yet.