Has Matt Damon ever been more badass? Our vote is no. Watch the first ‘Jason Bourne’ trailer right here!
Matt. Damon. is back. And this time, we won’t have to watch him be rescued from out of space (well not that we know of). Jason Bourne marks Matt’s big return to the Bourne franchise for the first time since The Bourne Ultimatum, which came out in 2007.
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Car chases? Check. Sucker punches? Check. This trailer is better than we ever could have expected. Literally, in one swift motion, Matt as Jason Bourne walks up to a giant man and knocks him out. Plus side: he’s shirtless and looking jacked. We also saw him drive a car straight through a bunch of other cars on a highway, taking out everyone along the way.
“It’s been great to just slip into that old skin and be on a set with Paul [Greengrass] again,” Matt told The Telegraph. “Doing another Bourne movie is exciting. Hopefully it will be as good as the others and it stands out mostly because it’s been so long since the last one, which came out in 2007. The third act of that one dovetails with the one that came out in 2004 and it’s all supposed to take place on the same day.”
He also added that not only have the movies helped his career, but it’s done more than that. “Suddenly it put me on a short list of people who could get movies made and so directors called me and that’s the best part of it,” he said. “But another benefit has been that I have been able to do films that had wonderful scripts but on the face of it were not going to be box office successes like Syriana, The Departed and The Good Shepherd. I had the luxury of jumping on all three of them because I knew I was going to have another chance to do the Bourne character.”
Julia Stiles will be reprising her role as Nicky Parsons; others in the cast includes Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, and Alicia Vikander.
Are you excited for Jason Bourne? Let us know! You can see it in theaters on July 29!