Gyllenhaal, Dano, Pitt and Many More Vying for 'The Bourne Legacy'


Last October we learned that the fourth movie in the Jason Bourne franchise wouldn't include out titular amnesiac hero, but rather an all-new character. Director Tony Gilroy said The Bourne Legacy is "not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one's replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter... this is a stand-alone project." Now it's time to fill this new hero's shoes. Variety was first on the scene with a shortlist of contenders that includes actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga). But there's more!

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-MD-3158d ago

Not sure I want a 'Bourne' movie without Damon but from those choices I would probably want Michael Pitt to get the part.

Josh Hartnett might be decent as would Jake Gyllenhaal.

Crazay3158d ago

I loathed the Bourne movies. In fact, I hate the original so much, that I fell asleep during the first 20 minutes each time and stayed away from the rest of the movies because I was bored to tears with the first movie. I've also been told that "Shaky Cam" was used far too much in the more recent installments

-MD-3157d ago

You hate the original? I thought it was a fun ride and it's probably the best of the trilogy.

Crazay3157d ago

Hated the original so I never ventured back.

JL3157d ago

Loathed? Really? I absolutely loved the Bourne movies. They were fun action thriller movies I thought. Really enjoyable.

Crazay3157d ago

Really - Hated it. Wouldn't pick up dog crap with the disc. Don't understand why either. I just hated it.

Sunny_D3157d ago

I can't see Gyllenhaal playing the role. I think Damon should come back. But, I guess just like Bond, the actor for Bourne has to change too.

-MD-3157d ago

It's a new character.

Sunny_D3157d ago

It is? So I guess it's like a Reboot?

MrMyers3157d ago (Edited 3157d ago )

Bourne is so awesome but nobody should play him but Matt Damon. Damon IS Bourne.

JL3157d ago

They won't be playing Bourne. It's a new character in the Bourne universe.

filmfreak3157d ago

I can see Gyllenhaal or Fassbender playing a role like this though I would rather have Jason Bourne come back with Damon playing him of course.