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The 'Bourne' franchise
Movies: "The Bourne Identity" (2002), "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004), "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), "The Bourne Legacy" (2012)
Upcoming movies: The next "Bourne" movie has a tentative July 29, 2016 release date with Alicia Vikander recently linked as female lead.
Why: The journey on this one has been strange. After Matt Damon bowed out after three movies (and Paul Greengrass bowed out after two), Jeremy Renner took over for "The Bourne Legacy" and despite $276 million in worldwide box office ("Ultimatum" did $440), it seemed like Universal was ready to do another "Bourne" movie with him. But then Damon and Greengrass expressed interest in returning, so Universal seems to indicate that there could potentially be two separate Bourne franchises running on different tracks, one with Renner and one with Damon. Most recently, though, it has seemed like the Renner one has, predictably, ceased to be a thing anybody discusses anymore and that the Damon and Greengrass one is going forward still. And if Greengrass and Damon have a story they WANT to tell, we're on-board, but if they're just trying to get a paycheck and Universal is just trying to get the franchise back in gear? Pass.