“Jason Bourne was the tip of the iceberg.”

Here is the first glimpse of the latest installment in the Bourne franchise, albeit minus Jason Bourne. A lot of fans online have complained about the continuation of the series without Matt Damon playing the super skilled assassin that audiences have come to know and love.

Damon’s replacement is Jeremy Renner, a man quietly taking Hollywood by storm. And he seems to suit the role perfectly in the trailer. The trailer opens with a scene very similar to that of Bourne registering with Treadstone. It may be because of the way it has been presented, with only small segments of the screen visible to the audience, but this half of the trailer didn’t impress me unfortunately. Luckily, what came next is what we expect from the Bourne films. We have Renner’s character, Aaron Cross, using fire extinguishers to blow up buildings, he is taking out helicopters with a gun and he is jumping out of trees; action fueled scenes which Bourne has done so well in the previous movies.

It seems as though there is a lot here for fans of the series to get their teeth into. Whether it will attract new fans to the franchise remains to be seen, but it looks to me as though the Bourne franchise can continue without Matt Damon at the helm, although there is always the possibility he could return so fingers crossed!

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