It seems like the moment that it was announced that a fourth Jason Bourne movie would be made to follow The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum that was not based on a Robert Ludlum novel, everything started going wrong and falling out of place.
Through the many problems, the biggest was of course when director Paul Greengrass decided to leave the movie and move on to other things (Read: “˜Bourne’ Trilogy Director Paul Greengrass Walks Away From “˜Bourne 4″²). Since Greengrass did not direct all three of the previous films, so long as the studio kept their hands on star Matt Damon, all could still be sunshine and rainbows, right?
While speaking to Empire Magazine at the UK premier of Invictus, Damon decided to make another Bourne movie sound a lot less likely than it once was. So much so that it now sounds like it could be five whole years before we see another one, and that a prequel film with a brand new director AND star could be made to fill the void.
There’ll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one. just because I think we’re probably another five years away from doing it – we’ve got to get a script.
Keep in mind that this is all just “on the spot” talk, and Damon could have just been saying something to move things along. I personally would fully expect to hear more strange twists in the post-trilogy Bourne story as we move forward. I also think that they should just stop making these movies all together so we can all just move on, but that could just be me.