The Bourne Legacy sequel gets a 2015 release date

No surprises there then

Jeremy Renner will return to the Bourne series as Aaron Cross in 2015, with Universal confirming an official release date for the follow-up to The Bourne Legacy.

The studio has now confirmed that the film will open in the US on 14 August 2015, throwing it into the maelstrom of what promises to be the most competitive blockbuster summer of all time.

That said, its only direct competition opening on that date at present is The Smurfs 3, so the situation could probably be worse…

With Tony Gilroy no longer involved, the new film will be helmed by Justin Lin, with Anthony Peckham currently hard at work on a script.

Plot details are non-existent at this stage, although we’d assumed the action will pick up where the last film left off, with Aaron Cross having fled his pursuers for pastures far-flung.

As for whether Bourne himself will turn up, we’d suggest the absence of both Gilroy and Paul Greengrass would make the chances of a Matt Damon return somewhat remote. Still, we live in hope…

Are you excited by the prospect of a sequel? Tell us, below!


    • burlz

      Dec 3rd 2013, 9:58

      Smurfs 3 it is then.

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    • chibik

      Dec 3rd 2013, 11:07

      I found his first outing to be a bit wanting, but I'm definitely up for another round of Aaron Cross. More importantly, though, I'd like to see Renner return for Mission Impossible 5!

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Dec 3rd 2013, 12:08

      Damon has gone all fat and serious an actor now. Bourne is well behind him. Regards this sequel, it needs to be a blinder of a movie. Remember the original The Bourne Identity was only received initially as an average 3-star film - with many people mocking the four-storey-body-surf finale as ridiculous. The sequels vastly improved the original in a strange way. Bourne Legacy wasn't that bad, I just didn't really care about anybody on screen. Justin Lin will either pump some life into this franchise - or completely kill it dead! No pressure....

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    • SiMan

      Dec 3rd 2013, 14:21

      Lets just hope some stuff actually happens in this one. Found the first some so plodding that i can't remember any of the 'action' scenes in it.

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 3rd 2013, 14:30

      That's right Universal milk and kill one of the few respectable franchises you have.

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