MATT DAMON Wasn’t Told About ‘Bourne’ Axe!

By on 26 October, 2010

Matt Damon revealed he was shocked when movie bosses announced plans to film ‘The Bourne Legacy‘ without him – because he only heard about the news after reading it on the internet.

The star has played secret agent Jason Bourne in three movies, but sparked rumours of a departure from the franchise when director Paul Greengrass quit and the actor insisted he would not return to the role unless his pal was in charge.

So in comes ‘Michael Clayton‘ helmer Tony Gilroy, who has been hired to take over from Greengrass and since he wrote the screenplay for the first three Bourne installments…he’s definitely no stranger to the genre. Alas, this also meant that Damon wouldn’t return.

But he was by stunned at the news – because no one “bothered” to inform him of the plans.

He tells Parade magazine:

“I found out they’re making another when somebody saw it on the internet. Nobody bothered to call me. I’m not in it, but even so, they’ll work Bourne into the title, I guess. Universal just wants to call everything the Bourne something. So I guess they are trying to make another franchise and as they say, ‘It isn’t over until it’s over’.”

The Bourne Legacy is due for release in 2012.

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