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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Get over it and injoy the freeking movies. take a date, it's not about the movie!
Let me get this straight, it's a Bourne movie without the Jason Bourne character. Well that's just stupid.
dude matt damon was nothing but a bag of poop in every movie he was in.
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 !
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!
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
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it looks hella bomb
Trailer is not even close to previous bourne films... and with Matt it looks totally empty... this one is a bummer...
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????
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.
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Can't wait to see it. Jeremy Renner is good.
*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
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....
Yeah, because it's not already a Bond rip-off...
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!
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.
Anything without Damon must be a good thing.
Its just not the same without Matt.
I wont watch it, offer Matt more money, everyone has a price.
Luv U Jeremy Sooo Much
Coges me Matt!
What's the frequency?
The Bourne films were nauseating from the shaky camera. Modern film makers are clueless to what is visually acceptable.
The camera shakes because I am walking around with my tetas hanging out.
It's to bad Matt Damon is not in the film. He did a fine job in the other movies.
The trailer was trash!
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!
As probably the biggest Bourne fan ever... gotta say, I have zero interest in this... even if it were free.
Wrong! I'm his biggest fan!
NO NO NO! no one can be Jason Bourne but Matt Damon.
Did you even read the article?
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.
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!
He doesn't play Jason Bourne. He plays a different character.
I agree with Roland Martin!
COME ON! what a joke damon IS bourne. trying to cash in
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.
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.
Does every trailer have to do the DUNNNNNN, DUNNNNNNNNNN, DUNNNNNNNNN thing now?
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
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!
Idiots! IT'S NOT BOURNE!!
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
Annie he isn't playing jason bourne... please read before commenting
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'.
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....
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!!!!!!
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
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.
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.
bye bye jason
Hard to process this concept without Matt Damn....but guess we'll see.....
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.
Why would Jewish be funny? Israel has the 2nd best army in the world.
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.
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.
Hey John...... "BREEEEEEAAAAATTTHHHHHH", it was a joke man. But your idea about a white Martin Luther King would be refreshing.... make it happen dude.
There is only one Jason Bourne and that is Matt Damon.
This movie will flop with this clown trying to play Bourne.
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.
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.
Clown?? Are you kidding me? J Renner is a bad ass. Watch the Hurt Locker and tell me if he's still a clown.
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.
Well said, Sally. It's so nice when their adults in the room.
Agreed.... Damon has left us in the lurch. Jason you left us floating in the Hudson.
they arent going to have a black bourne? how racist! or maybe a jewish bourne? that wuld be funny
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
Wow, that actor is u-g-l-y!
Hawkeye is NOT ugly –AND– he supposedly has a nice, FAT schlong! He can hit my bullseye any time he wants!
I don't think he's ugly at all...He's no Matt Damon, but he's certainly NOT ugly...
Looking forward to it.
It'll be like all the 'made up' Bond films................crap
You realize that the Bourne films followed the books as closely as the "made up" bond films followed the bond films. Ignorant.