Taking over the “Bourne” franchise without Jason Bourne (or Matt Damon!) is a daunting task, something that intrigued “The Bourne Legacy’s” Jeremy Renner.
“I was curious how they would make another Bourne movie without Jason Bourne, but I read the script [and thought], ‘That’s just clever’” Jeremy told Access Hollywood this weekend at the junket for his latest movie, where he plays Jason Bourne’s fellow agent, Aaron Cross.
“For the franchise itself, it really opened up the doors a lot and pulled back the curtains to really go in a lot different directions at this point,” he said of “Legacy.”
Matt Damon – who made three previous “Bourne” movies – might not be involved in the project, but the franchise’s trademark action is still as present as ever.
“It was fun, boy was it fun, like a ticket to a ride in a theme park that no one else gets a ticket to,” he said of his stunts, something he performed “99 percent of.”
And is the star open for future projects as agent Aaron Cross?
“I would be running out of limbs, but yes, I would give another limb to do [a sequel] for sure,” he told Access.
The actor is also hoping Matt continues making more films based on the Robert Ludlum character – even possibly joining him on-screen for another installment.
”[The movie] also leaves it open to the possibility of Matt Damon still doing a Jason Bourne movie or maybe us doing another one, or doing one together, I don’t know. I think the possibilities are all out there,” he added.
“The Bourne Legacy” opens in theaters on August 10.
-- Jesse Spero