Keeping the participation of various cast members in mind, Marshall had this to say when asked about revisiting the world of Aaron Cross that started with Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy:
“Probably not. I don’t know. That story is still out there as well but it’s not… we’re not talking about it.”
Marshall is very blunt about thoughts on Bourne Legacy‘s future, which is fitting. That film also received a mixed reaction from critics and performed relatively low for a Bourne film at the box office. Meanwhile, Jason Bourne made $415 million on a $120 million budget, which is not bad at all and certainly finds Universal Studios in a position to keep things going with Damon – should he and Greengrass remain interested. While the series has stepped far away from the original Robert Ludlum novels at this point, but establishing a new character played by Alicia Vikander and keeping some openings in mind for Bourne, could allow for future development.
The best thing another Bourne film could do is mix things up a bit. The series has found a way to hover around the same basic idea for most of its sequels at this point – and audiences would appreciate a fresh approach to where to take Bourne next. Still, as long as Greengrass is still happy to step in and put together some sublime, real world-based action sequences, there is at least a fun level of spectacle to look forward to, should Bourne 6 come together. The real question, though, still has to be whether Damon and Renner will ever end up sharing the same screen in one of these films.
Jason Bourne is now available on VOD and arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD December 6th, 2016.