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Jeremy Renner: 'Bourne Legacy' Star!

Jeremy Renner: 'Bourne Legacy' Star!

Jeremy Renner has been offered the lead role in The Bourne Legacy, the next film in the popular franchise, according to THR.

The 40-year-old actor will play a role distinct from Matt Damon‘s Jason Bourne, who will not appear in this film.

Jeremy‘s character will be an operative who went through the same program as Bourne, leaving the option open for Matt to return to the franchise in later additions.

Jeremy has a packed schedule this year. He just wrapped on Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, is currently working on Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and will release The Avengers this summer.

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  • stacey

    Love him in everything.

  • rebecca

    Bourne Legacy without jason byrne WHY?

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  • Halli

    I am not going to see it. No Matt Damon = No Bourne!

  • The Avengers…

    isn’t released until next summer.

  • Gabby

    Awesome I can’t wait to see it. The film is called the Bourne LEGACY, which means the effect Jason’s actions in the last 3 films had on the other agents. I think it’s a clever concept. It means Jeremy Renner will get inspired by Jason and I think there’s a good possibility of Matt Damon playing some kind of role. They may make it a surprise or something.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o L

    …I do think there’s no bourne without Jason [Damon]. And to replace him with an actor who’s the same age is… odd? …Why not go younger?!
    …I like Renner so i’ll give it a chance, even though he’s no Jason Bourne.

  • Candice

    So great that Hollywood is finally loosening up – a gay leading man in an action role – fantastic!

  • Ripple

    It won’t be a Bourne movie without Matt Damon.

  • Brandon Nelson

    I WILL NOT..Repeat WILL NOT watch this movie! Why in the world would you replace Matt Damon? He IS Jason Bourne! No one WILL EVER be able to play that role other than Damon.


  • moio

    trop nul

  • Brandon Nelson

    @Gabby: Or they could put them both in it and have a Super Spy going after Bourne (Played by Damon) of course! I would watch that!

  • Brandon Nelson



    Matt Damon IS Jason Bourne! NOT WATCHING!

  • Yepp

    Should have picked Garrett hedlund!!

  • Lilly

    Jeremy Renner is one of my favorite actors so maybe I’ll give it a shot.
    But I still do not understand why no matt

  • lynn

    Did any of you read the article before you commented??? Renner is not going to REPLACE Damon. They are both great actors. If you haven’t seen any of Renner’s other performances, than check some of them out. He is an amazing actor and his bust schedule and big upcoming projects showcase that.

  • Stacey Sunshine

    I love him and was perfect

  • boston61

    Damon sucks, this guy sucks. Amy Adams sucks. Where have all the real movies stars gone? They have become as small as DVD packages.