Hollywood likes to recycle itself and constantly pump out the same idea more than one time. So it’s not a shock that when rumors began to fly about a potential fifth Bourne film, people bought it as truth. However, even if the fact that the studio and Matt Damon left on bad terms wasn’t enough to cast the rumor aside, director Paul Greengrass said that if there’s a fifth film coming, he has no idea about it.
“I’ve absolutely no idea [where those rumors are coming from]. I’m not being funny but, no, that’s just a figment of someone’s imagination. … I loved the ‘Bourne’ movies. I loved making them but it’s like anything in life, you’ve got to move on and do different things.”
Greengrass has had his hands full post-Bourne and he seems to have no intention of going back, even if he and the studio were on good terms. Aside from the potential Oscar favorite Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, Greengrass is currently focused on making the next chapter of the Jack Ryan franchise.
Neither the director nor star Matt Damon see interested in returning to the Bourne franchise but as was evident in Bourne Legacy, there’s not a whole lot of reasons to go back to the franchise again.