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Jason Bourne: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles in line of fire in new teaser

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The new Jason Bourne teaser not only adds adrenaline thanks to more action and fast-paced editing, it also introduces the possibility of a popular character death.

Suffice to say, there may be spoilers in the following theory, so take the time to avert eyes and watch the teaser at your own risk.

Matt Damon has returned as the epic assassin Jason Bourne, when his memory is wiped to introduce a cat-and-mouse game that leaves him unable to trust easily. Fans knew Julia Stiles was returning as Nicky, but the clip gives a little more detail into how the returning ally might play a role.

Iron Hand is the name of the threat and Nicky seems wary of taking it lightly, especially with the countless shooters coming after her and Bourne. During a montage of fast-paced motorcycle riding scenes, a lone sniper takes a shot, which cuts to Nicky flying from the back of the bike to not be seen from again for the rest of the teaser.

While she could overcome her injuries and come back to assist her memory-less friend, the likely concept is that Bourne will now be motivated to investigate this mysterious Iron Hand after the loss of his ally. Don’t forget, Nicky said it’s “even worse than before.”

Jason Bourne also stars Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, and Alicia Vikander. It hits theaters July 29.