11/22/2011 09:01 am ET Updated Jan 22, 2012

Jeremy Renner Talks 'The Bourne Legacy,' Reveals Character's Name

Since the announcement that Jeremy Renner would be taking up the reins of the super popular "Bourne" series, there has been some speculation as just to how we would comfortably let go of the Matt Damon-past and usher in the new.

Screenwriter, Tony Gilroy explained in October, "This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one's replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter...this is a stand-alone project... The easiest way to think of it is an expansion or a reveal. Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he's very much alive."

With a relatively clean slate and a whole lot to live up to, "The Bourne Legacy" star has now revealed a bit about the new protagonist.

"My character is called Aaron Cross," Renner told Empire, "but he ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, [The Bourne Legacy] has that same ticking clock, but it's a new programme and new characters."

He goes on to ensure "Bourne" traditionalists that the recast will still offer what they know and loved about the series.

"It's just a new set of agents with a different leash. It's the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you'll know it's a Bourne movie."

For more, click over to Empire.