Trailer: The Bourne Legacy

When Paul Greengrass completed The Bourne Ultimatum it looked like a perfect ending to the Bourne Series. Despite an ending that could be seen as a way to leave the door open to continue the series most people were content with the series ending as trilogy. That sort of thinking never enters the mind of studio executives who saw the success of this particular trilogy as still bankable even if it meant the filmmaker (Greengrass) and the series’ lead star (Matt Damon) weren’t going to participate.

What we ended up getting was a new lead in Jeremy Renner as another Treadstone-like agent, but one who didn’t have all the glitches that Jason Bourne had. Let’s just say that Renner’s character Aaron Cross would be Jason Bourne 2.0. I wasn’t convinced that a Bourne film minus Greengrass and Damon would work, but after seeing this latest official trailer from Universal Pictures I’m quite excited about this latest film.

With the success of The Avengers and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol where Renner had substantial roles in it looks like this latest film in the series could get a nice uptick in the amount of interest it gets from the public. The sort of action Renner’s character goes through in this film one could easily call this Hawkeye: The Early Years. All his character would need would be a nice hi-tech bow.

The Bourne Legacy is set for an August 17, 2012 release date.

6 responses to “Trailer: The Bourne Legacy

  1. As a huge fan of the Bourne trilogy I can say that I’m extremely excited for this. Was not too sure about them making another entry without Matt Damon and was very much worried about the cast, but I was so happy they choose Renner (I was saying he should be cast as the lead long before they even started casting and was unsure he would get it after getting cast in Mission Impossible). I think what surprises me most about this new, much longer trailer, is 1) how well they have blended this with the story and events of the previous three and 2) how much action Weisz gets, big fan of hers and had no idea that she essentially takes on the Marie/Nicky role. Definitely one of my most anticipated films of the year.


      • I agree, but one of the reasons I loved Damon in the role of Bourne was exactly the fact that he didn’t seem like an action star. Which I think made the whole idea of him just being a “normal guy” put through training that made him able to kick so much ass work so well, especially in the first when even he was surprised/confused with his ability and it made the audience fell the same….” Y’know, I always thought that Matt Damon was like a Streisand, but he’s rocking the shit in this one!”

        But, even if Renner fits the action star mold more than Damon, I’m glad they choose his over other actors who were being considered for the role, like Luke Evans and Garrett Hedlund, who….and I hate to use this term….are a bit too “pretty boyish”.


  2. I didn’t realize Zeljko Ivanek was in this movie. Will definitely be seeing it now! Oh – and David Strathairn too. Excellent


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