Universal has just dropped the first trailer for The Bourne Legacy, and it does a great job of teasing the film while bridging the gap between this and The Bourne Ultimatium, which was the last Bourne-related film featuring Matt Damon in the starring role. This time it's Jeremy Renner replacing Matt Damon, and the trailer tells us just enough to pique our interest -- mainly, that there wasn't just one Jason Bourne. Meanwhile, they give us a whole ton of quick flashes showing off Renner kicking major ass, while government types look all concerned and stuff. Many of the Bourne regulars are back -- including Joan Allen and David Strathairn -- but they've been joined by Rachel Weisz and the film's villain, Edward Norton, who only shows up here for a brief moment.
The trailer does what it's supposed to do: Tease without giving it all away. Sell us on Renner as the lead in a Bourne movie, and show us some of what he's capable of. In our opinion, Renner's acting chops are definitely on par with Damon, and now that we've seen the guy dabble in an action film or two (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and the upcoming The Avengers), we're already big fans.
Check out the trailer over at Apple (or watch it below) and let us know what you think. The Bourne Legacy hits theaters on August 3rd.
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I love Matt Damon so when I heard he wasn't going to be in this I was all "Aw man." But then when I heard Jeremy Renner was going to be in it I was all "Yes!" And after seeing this trailer I cannot wait! ^_^
I am greatly disappointed and upset.... Renner is a cold fish he doesn't have the soul Damon could evoke. Don't the fans have a say................
being a moviephile from way back, i must say i loved the 3 bourne movies with matt damon. and jeremy renner is one of the hottest [and deservidly so] actors around today. i do not see how this film can be anything but a hit. damon was great and renner will be just as great. thanks for the bourne films...and keep 'em coming. we need something for adults these days without all the comic book heroes coming to life.
Will Bourne 1 & 2 ever meet? Work together ? Fight against each other ? So many possibilities for the franchise..Stay tuned. Cha-Ching ! I forsee truckloads of money being made by this films...and its sequels. Make the movie and they will come.....
I was a little upset when I found out that Matt was not going to be in it, but I am glad that they are not calling him Jason Bourne. I am really excited to see it, I think that it will be good. I am still hoping though that Matt has at least one more Bourne movie in him.
If this is a new character - then they have strayed so far from the books that it should not even be called a Bourne movie!!!
Oh wait - they already changed the storyline from the books so what's one more change.
I loved Matt Damon as Jason Bourne but Jeremy Renner looks like a great replacement for the part. I can't wait for the movie.
You know that he's not replacing Matt's character right? Its a completely different story about a different man...
Actually I did not know that. I have not read the book series. Thanks for informing me!
lol neither have i, i just watched an interview with Jermey and the trailer is pretty explanatory i thought that they made it pretty clear in the trailer but your welcome!
Looks great! Can't wait to see it!!
i was worried at first, but after seeing the trailer, I'm looking forward to it!
ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT!!!!! Goosebumps!!!
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