Watch: Jeremy Renner in 'Bourne Legacy' trailer
February 9th, 2012
09:31 AM ET

Watch: Jeremy Renner in 'Bourne Legacy' trailer

The "Bourne" franchise is carrying on without Matt Damon, and as the trailer for "The Bourne Legacy" tells us, "there was never just one."

Enter Jeremy Renner, who's filling the shoes of a new agent after Damon passed on continuing Jason Bourne's story.

Directed and written by Tony Gilroy, "The Bourne Legacy" sees Renner as Aaron Cross, although he refers to himself as Kenneth in the new trailer. Either way, we're told in the clip that he's part of the Outcome program –"Treadstone without the inconsistency" - and that he can heal remarkably well.

"Jason Bourne," says Edward Norton's character, Byer, "was just the tip of the iceberg."

What do you think of the trailer? Damon has said that he's "really pulling for this one, even though I don't have anything to do with it. Selfishly, it's bad for me if that movie doesn't do well."

We'll find out when "The Bourne Legacy" arrives August 3.


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  1. Derrick

    Can't wait to see this. This year will be a big year for movies. http://www.derrickduffie.com

    March 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vinny

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      April 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MATT

    Get over it and injoy the freeking movies. take a date, it's not about the movie!

    March 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mark

    Let me get this straight, it's a Bourne movie without the Jason Bourne character. Well that's just stupid.

    March 17, 2012 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. D-real

    dude matt damon was nothing but a bag of poop in every movie he was in.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bert

    If this isn't a Jason Bourne character movie, then why name it The Bourne Legacy,,,should have named it The Treadstone Legacy,,,stop ripping off Matt Damon/Jason Bourne !

    March 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Natalie

    I love the Bourne movies and honestly was and still am somewhat skeptical about Matt Damon and Greenasdlkfjld(whatever the writer/directors name is) not being a part of the new one. HOWEVER, Jeremy Renner is a fantastic actor and the trailer is actually promising, at least with the action sequences that were shown. Seems like the story line may go either way though...I mean, he heals fast(obviously some experimental something or other)? Seems a little out of sorts with the Bourne world IMO. I understand why it is this way, that they want a clear separation between the two 'Bournes' but I just don't know if it's going to work. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it ends up being a great movie. I love the Bourne series and definitely don't want the franchise leaving the movie screen any time soon. I'll definitely be going to the theater to see this. Hopefully it won't be a let down!

    March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Fred Thompson

    Renner is awesome, but...They WANTED to make another Bourne movie with Matt Damon and the director of the last two movies. They refused. But studios want money and the Bourne series is popular, so you get "Bourne Legacy". This parody trailer says it all :-) http://youtube.com/watch?v=UC01Oo6szQg

    February 29, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Leucadia Bob

    Announcement of unreleased Amy Winehouse song
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPEr6NO-aRQ&w=640&h=390]

    February 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. shadow

    it looks hella bomb

    February 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Trailer is not even close to previous bourne films... and with Matt it looks totally empty... this one is a bummer...

      February 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Matt Damon

    Hey everyone, Matt here. Just so you all know, I'm not going to do another Bourne movie because as I said before what would they call it, "The Bourne Redundancy" where we watch Jason getting a cup of coffee?
    And by the way, Renner isTHE MAN. Best guy to carry the Bourne torch there is. If you don't like it, don't watch it. Later everyone, I'm off to my zoo. How do ya like THEM apples????

    February 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason Bourne

      Matt hit it right on the head. I trained Aron Cross myself and he's a bad man. You doubters aren't even worth one of my famous neck snaps.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lyle

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      April 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kevin

    Can't wait to see it. Jeremy Renner is good.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. NmdcOne

    *open palm, insert face*

    (I think I lost some braincells just by reading some of these idiotic comments)

    Damon didn't want to do it...deal with it

    Renner is NOT PLAYING JASON BOURNE

    and anyone who's not watching this movie *just* because Damon isn't in it...well, that's a pretty damn silly reason...don't watch it because you honestly don't think it looks good, not out of some supposed "loyalty" to Damon...HE WON'T MIND

    and last but not least, yes, it *does* help Damon if this movie does well...this one doing well promotes the first three films, which he presumably gets royalties for

    February 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. excellently

    Damon = 8. Renner = 3.4.

    Sorry, dude. You are just not very good looking. And Hollywood, will you PLEASE stop ripping off Bourne? We must have seen 50 of these in the last 3 years! Damon is Bourne, PERIOD! Greed, greed, greed....

    February 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Donald

      Yeah, because it's not already a Bond rip-off...

      February 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      DUDE! Are you kidding me? Look at those eyes! Look at that cute nose and that squared jaw! I can TOTALLY find this animated gif for you too, showing his PHAT bulge jiggling around in his swimming trunks too! He is H-O-T! Get real!

      February 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rick

    It should be made with Matt Damon. Film may be good and actors may be better but film should have been done with Matt Damon or not at all.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joink

    Anything without Damon must be a good thing.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. wert

    Its just not the same without Matt.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. jenny

    I wont watch it, offer Matt more money, everyone has a price.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Anonymissy

    Luv U Jeremy Sooo Much

    February 9, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  19. Carla Vazq

    Coges me Matt!

    February 9, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  20. Logic

    What's the frequency?

    February 9, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  21. gager

    The Bourne films were nauseating from the shaky camera. Modern film makers are clueless to what is visually acceptable.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Kandi

      The camera shakes because I am walking around with my tetas hanging out.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  22. jojo

    It's to bad Matt Damon is not in the film. He did a fine job in the other movies.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  23. Kandi

    The trailer was trash!

    February 9, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Yanet

      Darn squared. But I'm omtpiistic that I'll have a better chance in the future.Oh I loved Flight 93, but yes Bloody Sunday is seminal.There's another director from the school of docs who you should look out for – same vein as Greengrass. His name is Bruce Goodison. Nice chap as well. Made the BBC's SAS storming of the Libyan embassy. He was my director when i first reported at the BBC. Huh!

      April 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Joe

    As probably the biggest Bourne fan ever... gotta say, I have zero interest in this... even if it were free.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  25. anna

    NO NO NO! no one can be Jason Bourne but Matt Damon.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  26. Carla Vazq

    Matt is the Cat! But we will see what this guy can do. I'll give them a chance and if it fails I'll go back to the re-runs.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  27. vcc

    Huge fan of Bourne flicks. Wasn't sure how they were going to make it work without Damon but Jeremey Renner is a fantastic pick. Can't wait!

    February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  28. Tombs

    He doesn't play Jason Bourne. He plays a different character.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  29. Screw Social Media - I'm in ya FACE

    I agree with Roland Martin!

    February 9, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  30. BigAl

    COME ON! what a joke damon IS bourne. trying to cash in

    February 9, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  31. josh

    People said their couldn't be a Batman after Michael Keaton. It took a while to find a good one, but Bale does it very well in a different style movie. That being said, this isn't trying to be a redo.. so we'll see. I hope it does well.. we need more kick butt action movies that have good stories. But keep in mind, the stories are now outside of Ludlum's series... so they may suck.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack_of_Arts

      Really? The first movie alone was (EXTREMELY) loosely based on the book, esp. as the main antagonist of that first and the third book (Bourne Supremacy) was never mentioned or introduced. The movies became their own unique animal altogether. So this Legacy film should be no different. As far as Jeremy Renner is concerned, if Matt's pal Ben Affleck could trust him in one of his star slots in "The Town", Matt would have a degree of trust in Jeremy performance in the movie.

      February 12, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  32. derptard

    Does every trailer have to do the DUNNNNNN, DUNNNNNNNNNN, DUNNNNNNNNN thing now?

    February 9, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  33. annie

    There is only ONE JASON BOURNE AND THAT IS MATT DAMON – hope the movie is a great big flop, bad decision to change the lead character when it was working so well

    February 9, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • excellently

      You said it, sister! I will NEVER see this movie, as if I did I would be supporting unprincipled greed. Jason Bourne deserves better than this. At least the other Bourne knock-offs didn't steal his name!

      February 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • My Name is... Not Mike

      Idiots! IT'S NOT BOURNE!!

      February 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • BourneFan

      HE IS NOT playing Jason Bourne character! COME ON! before u start saying craps .... Renner is a damn good actor and I hope this movie do good business ... I hope someday it will be hellava movie to see both Aron Cross and Jason Bourne teaming UP

      March 13, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Curt

      Annie he isn't playing jason bourne... please read before commenting

      March 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Bourne to be a fan

    The 'Legacy' continues with a huge difference and departure from the Bond and Batman movies that is refreshing. It is a continuation of the 'TreadStone' program, not a rebirth by a younger actor trying to portray an already established character, Jason Bourne. This highlights other aspects of the program that made Jason who he was. Perhaps this will delve into the darker side of the program. I think it will be a success as an action film and look forward to seeing it. Kudo's for continuing the 'Legacy'.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      Well said!

      February 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • excellently

      Thanks for parrotting the studio line so concisely. The fact this movie is happening is just a reflection of everything wrong with corporate America. Risk aversion, short-term thinking, and ticking off the public. Greed, greed, greed....

      February 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Mike in NYC

    Damon has said that he's "really pulling for this one, even though I don't have anything to do with it. Selfishly, it's bad for me if that movie doesn't do well."
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Seriously??? How is it bad for Matt Damon if a Bourne movie he has nothing to do with does poorly? Actually I would think it would be GOOD for him. It would just go to show that there is no Bourne without Jason Bourne. Not to mention that there REALLY are no more TRUE Bourne books after Ultimatum. Even the Legacy movie would appear to be a movie – based on a story – adapted from a book – written by a guy (Van Lustbader) who based his characters on Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne. I can hear the sucking sound now!!!!!!

    February 9, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • covering his bases

      he is just covering it in case he gets one upped, of course it is good for him if it goes sour, but if this one is better it will comparitively look bad since the second two sucked

      I actually enjoyed the three, but the first was the most fun, Hurt locker was a really fun film, should be a good film

      February 9, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  36. Fred

    Perhaps this is like Tron Legacy, just without the several years in between the two Bourne films...oh, and the fact that B-Legacy will be crap.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  37. Shell Casing

    Jason Bourne is an established franchise. It will live on and the change in actors will not hinder it's success. I'm looking forward to this new one.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  38. brian

    bye bye jason

    February 9, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  39. hjs3

    Hard to process this concept without Matt Damn....but guess we'll see.....

    February 9, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  40. mep2820

    This isn't jason bourne, but then he never claims to be. That is why it is called "legacy". I think the movie will do well. Can't wait to see it. As far as the comment from @Say – it isn't a beauty contest, it's an action movie.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  41. Dan

    Why would Jewish be funny? Israel has the 2nd best army in the world.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Military Retired

      The only reason Israel even has a competent military is because the US has been funding and equiping it. When you rate Israel as the second best Army I would take into account the quality of the adversary you've had to face and how you've acquired the capability you currently have. Israel is tough, I would probably describe it more like a pound for pound description. There are alot more larger standing Armies that would overwhelm Israel. Oh BTW that little deprived army called Hezbollah that engaged you recently doesn't think so. Just keeping it real.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  42. john joseph

    Racist??? That's like me saying "hey, why no white Martin Luther King movies". You know it's still OK to be cacasion in this country...at least last time I checked.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • jarod

      Hey John...... "BREEEEEEAAAAATTTHHHHHH", it was a joke man. But your idea about a white Martin Luther King would be refreshing.... make it happen dude.

      February 9, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  43. Stern

    There is only one Jason Bourne and that is Matt Damon.

    This movie will flop with this clown trying to play Bourne.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      This clown? This clown that was recently nominated for Best Actor Oscar. You may want to know who you are talking about. Matt was great in the Jason Bourne role. I appreciate that he doesn't want to continue in the series. I really appreciate that the movie creators aren't trying to replace Jason Bourne. They cast a new character who will be excellently portrayed by Jeremy Renner. I love the Damon Bourne movies. Doesn't mean Renner movies won't be just as good.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • CEastwood

      Apparently you don't watch movies or you simply have no taste or class, Jeremy Renner will put that puss* Matt Damon to shame, he is much more believable and his intensity as an actor will stun you.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Stern Reply

      Clown?? Are you kidding me? J Renner is a bad ass. Watch the Hurt Locker and tell me if he's still a clown.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • phearis

      Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, he plays a character named: Aaron Cross. The movie just takes place in "The Bourne Universe". I agree with Sally; know what you're talking about, before you make yourself look stupid again.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • marragor

      Well said, Sally. It's so nice when their adults in the room.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • marragor

      "there"

      February 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Victor Rossi

      Agreed.... Damon has left us in the lurch. Jason you left us floating in the Hudson.

      March 12, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  44. original nunya

    they arent going to have a black bourne? how racist! or maybe a jewish bourne? that wuld be funny

    February 9, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • how racist?

      you say no black bourne is racist and in the same sentence that a jewish bourne would be 'funny'

      latched on to stereotypes and a bit racist yourself

      March 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Say

    Wow, that actor is u-g-l-y!

    February 9, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      Hawkeye is NOT ugly –AND– he supposedly has a nice, FAT schlong! He can hit my bullseye any time he wants!

      February 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • joehandy2

      I don't think he's ugly at all...He's no Matt Damon, but he's certainly NOT ugly...

      February 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Brent

    Looking forward to it.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  47. S

    It'll be like all the 'made up' Bond films................crap

    February 9, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Cam

      You realize that the Bourne films followed the books as closely as the "made up" bond films followed the bond films. Ignorant.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  48. ^_^

    =^_^=

    February 9, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  49. ^_^

    mew

    February 9, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |

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