Comic-Con Exclusive: Matt Damon Endorses the New Bourne


Matt Damon made his first time ever appearance at Comic-Con yesterday and before the Sony panel in Hall H where he was appearing for Neill Blomkamp’s science fiction epic Elysium, had a chance to sit down with the actor for a few minutes.

Since we hadn’t spoken to Damon since last year’s We Bought a Zoo and with The Bourne Legacy only a few weeks away, we decided to ask the question on many minds and that’s whether he has had a chance to see it yet and how he felt about the new direction they were taking with his lucrative franchise.

“They were running the trailer a lot on the NBA finals so I saw that, but no I haven’t seen anything. I’m sure it’s going to be good,” he told us before giving the movie an unseen endorsement. “Renner’s terrific, he’s great and I really believe him in that world. I believe him in anything really. He’s an awesome actor, and Tony (Gilroy’s) a really super smart guy and a great writer and director and I’m sure he wouldn’t have done it unless he had a really good idea and a way that he thought it could really work.”

Many people have been wondering if there might ever be some sort of crossover between Jeremy Renner’s character Aaron Cross and the original Bourne played by Damon,

“I really want to do another one and I think Paul Greengrass does too,” he said, “But I think it’s the same question we’ve had after each one. If we really feel we can do it and that it will deserve to live with the other three that we did. If we can make one where we go into it feeling it can be even better than those, and it ends up being in that same ballpark, then we should do it. But If we can’t, then we really should leave it alone.”

That’s pretty much what Damon and Greengrass were saying around the time of Green Zone, but if The Bourne Legacy is successful, maybe that’ll get Paul Greengrass thinking of ways to bring back Damon’s character and I’m sure everyone would love to see that.

Look for our exclusive video interview with Damon talking about Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium very soon.