Tony Gilroy told Hollywood Elsewhere that he’ll write and direct a fourth Jason Bourne film, but that Bourne himself — i.e., Matt Damon — would not be featured in the upcoming Bourne Legacy. “The easiest way to think of it is an expansion or a reveal,” Gilroy says. “Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he’s very much alive. What happened in the first three films is the trigger for what happens. I’m building a legend and an environment and a wider conspiracy…the world we’re making enhances and advances and invites Jason Bourne’s return [down the road].”

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