Damon: Bourne back in five years?


Matt Damon reckons Jason Bourne will return in time

Matt Damon is confident the Bourne franchise will return – but fans will have to wait a while.

“I think it’s kind of a thing where enough time has passed where it won’t matter if we wait five more years and do it,” the actor admitted backstage at the Critics Choice Awards.

“We just want to make sure if we do it we do it right,” he insisted.

“There’s been a lot of pressure for us to do it, obviously because it’s successful, but that’s that moment I think where you’ve got to step back and make sure you don’t make a mistake and make it for the wrong reasons.”

Since the success of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, Matt says he and filmmaker Paul Greengrass have been keen not to rush into anything.

“It’s really up to Paul Greengrass because I’ve always said I wouldn’t do it without him,” Matt said.

“When it feels like the right time, I think Paul will be open to doing it.

“I think Paul’s probably going to do one or two other films that he’s got cooking but then after that, I’m sure.”

Matt was at the Critics Choice Awards to receive the Joel Siegel Award for Service to the Community. The 40-year-old was keen to talk about his charity Water.org which is helping developing countries get safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

“I see when these things are implemented and the affect that they have, that’s a great story to be able to bring back and that to me is what gives me an optimism about it.”

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