Matt Damon: 'Bourne' Return Could Be Difficult After 'The Bourne Legacy'

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Another Matt Damon interview, another splash of cold water on the idea of Damon returning to play Jason Bourne in any future sequels.

In a new interview with Drew Taylor from The Playlist, Damon revealed that while he had finally seen "The Bourne Legacy" -- the Bourne spinoff starring Jeremy Renner that Universal released this summer -- it didn't make him any more confident about playing Bourne again.

"I did see it," Damon said, before adding, "I think it's going to make it harder for us to make another one. Because they used our characters, anything that happens in that world, that's the 'Bourne' world now. So the pill-popping and all that stuff happens."

If those comments sound vaguely familiar, it's because Damon said something similar, before seeing "The Bourne Legacy," earlier this year.

"From what I understand, it kind of relives ['The Bourne Ultimatum'] from a different perspective," Damon told Movieline in October. "What that means, because they use our actors and characters, is that whatever they said [in 'Legacy'] is true and so we'd have to acknowledge it in any Bourne movie that we'd do. And that makes it really tough. I don't think we can do the 'Dallas' it-was-all-a-dream scenario. I don't think the audience would go for that after they paid money to see a movie."

For now, it appears Damon's "Bourne" return is probably the farthest thing from his mind. It was recently revealed that Damon is in negotiations to star opposite George Clooney in "Monuments Men" and he's still working on a Whitey Bulger film with Ben Affleck.

For more on Damon and the Bourne franchise, head over to The Playlist.

[via The Playlist]

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