First Poster and Trailer for Bourne Legacy Starring Jeremy Renner
Posted 02.08.12 by Ryan
Universal has finally released the first poster and trailer for The Bourne Legacy, the first Bourne movie without Matt Damon playing the title character (1988 TV movie adaptation excepted, of course).
In Legacy, Jeremy Renner will take over the franchise, not as Bourne, but as Aaron Cross, another agent who enters into the same training program as Bourne. The movie is not a prequel, as it takes place after the trilogy of Bourne movies that Damon starred in. Still, Universal is clearly weary of fans rebuking Legacy just because it won't star Damon in the title role, and have added the tagline "there was never just one" to both the poster and the trailer. It serves as a reminder that Bourne isn't gone per se, there just happens to be another "Bourne-esque" agent doing the same kind of "Bourne thing" in a different Bourne movie.
To that end, Renner admitted last November that Legacy has the same "tempo and pace" as the rest of the franchise, but will be "more expansive and bigger." At last, there's some evidence to see if Renner was right.
Here's the official synopsis for Bourne Legacy.
The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
The Bourne Legacy cast also includes franchise newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac. Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles from previous Bourne movies.
Next Showing: Bourne Legacy
opens August 3rd