New international poster for The Bourne Legacy

Aaron Cross goes rooftop running

The Bourne Legacy has released a new poster for the Asian market where it appears the film will be marketed as Bourne 4, with the US title included very much as an afterthought.

The new poster shows Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) dashing across a corrugated rooftop in much the same fashion as his predecessor used to. They'll never use a pavement if there's a rooftop available, these boys…

The Bourne Legacy will focus on Cross's story, told in parallel to the events of the original trilogy, which sees another government programme churning out a new breed of super-soldier, described by one official as "Treadstone without the inconsistencies."

However, as with Bourne, Cross isn't a company man for long, and when he ends up turning rogue, it's down to Ed Norton's shadowy Byers to ensure he's taken out as soon as possible. Trouble is, there aren't many better equipped to evade capture than Aaron Cross…

Directed by Tony Gilroy and co-starring existing franchise stars Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Albert Finney, as well as new love interest Rachel Weisz, The Bourne Legacy opens in the UK on 13 August 2012. There was never just one...

Will Renner make a good replacement for Matt Damon? Tell us, below!


    • alexr

      Jul 6th 2012, 8:53

      The more I see of this, the better it looks. Really starting to become a big Jeremy Renner fan. I remember him playing Penn in an episode of Angel (season 3, I believe) and I thought he was great then... Still need to see The Hurt Locker though...

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    • Firedragon76

      Jul 6th 2012, 9:54

      @alexr: season 1 actually (sorry, slight Whedon nerd-out here ;-)). I've been keeping an eye on his work since then too. A friend of mine and her hubby are huge Bourne fans who were pretty worried about a Damon-less Bourne movie but that has changed completely since the trailer came out.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jul 6th 2012, 10:43

      Hurt Locker was a great movie.. can't recommend it enough alexr, especially if you're a Renner fan. The first thing I saw him in was Swat (which was c**p) and thought he was the best thing in it.. also, if you haven't seen the Town I'd recommend that as well as he was first rate in that. I'm looking forward to this Bourne film more than I was the Damon movies. I read the other day that Matt Damon isn't ruling out a return to the franchise alongside Renner.. could be interesting.

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    • McSerious

      Jul 6th 2012, 11:21

      Ditto with Swat. That's the first thing I saw him and rather pleased with myself that I felt I saw star potential there :D Looking forward to this a lot.

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    • SiMan

      Jul 6th 2012, 13:28

      Am i the only one who didn't really rate the Hurt Locker. Renner was good in it, but the film itself didn't really grip me. Have to agree my initial thoughts were not that optimistic for this film, but seeing the full trailer has peaked my interest. Love the fact they seem to be tying it directly to the events of the 3rd film (clips of the train station scene in the trailer), even if it ends up being only briefly. Would love to see Damon return with Renner as well in future.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 7th 2012, 16:50

      That poster is from the future when China is our leader.

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    • EddieFelson

      Jul 8th 2012, 10:33

      Dont Cross Aaron Cross!

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