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'Bourne 4': a prequel?

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While it’s not impossible to imagine that Universal may go the route of Spider-man now that Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon have opted out of Bourne 4, that speculation is a bit premature. Despite Empire Online prognosticating on the future of the franchise, based on their interview with Damon, there are no solid plans yet at the studio. Sources inside the company tell EW.com that they are currently looking at a few story lines and haven’t made a decision. Another source guesses that the studio will first try to hire an edgy young director that could lure Damon back into the fold. Should that not work, a reboot wouldn’t be a terrible idea. Said one studio source, “Bourne is one of our best and most important franchises. Whatever we do, we’re going to make sure we get it right.”