After a few short sneak peeks on social media and one Super Bowl trailer, Universal Pictures is ready to release the first full-length trailer for Matt Damon's highly anticipated project Jason Bourne.
In the film, Matt reprises his role as the former CIA operative who must deal with a whole new set of problems. After all, it's been eight years since he starred in Bourne Ultimatum.
"Since 2007, so much has changed. There's been the financial collapse, the great recession, all these issues of cyber warfare and civil liberties—things that are slowly coming to into the zeitgeist as we start to grapple with what the future is going to look like," Matt revealed to Entertainment Weekly when teasing the film. "And so those are kind of somewhere in the stew of our story. If you look at the first three, they are films that are product of the Bush presidency. Thematically, they touch on things people were talking and thinking about during that presidency. This one feels like a movie about today."
Filmed in major cities including Washington D.C., London and Greece, the movie could provide some closure for an unforgettable character that has developed quite a loyal fan base.
"This is the completion of this journey that started in the Bourne Identity. It's part of the first three [movies], it's not a whole new chapter," he explained to the publication. "It feels like the conclusion, even though we're not saying it's the conclusion, it feels like the conclusion of my identity journey. It goes deeper than Ultimatum, basically."
E! News was first to confirm that Matt was would be reprising his role as Jason Bourne while celebrating season four of Project Greenlight.
"Yes, next year," he revealed to E! News' Will Marfuggi. "it'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. [Director] Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes."
The big-screen hit, which has earned millions and millions of dollars at the box office, was originally inspired by the novel series written by the late Robert Ludlum.
Watch the finished product when Jason Bourne hits theatres everywhere July 29, 2016.
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