First photo of Edward Norton in ‘Bourne Legacy’ as details revealed
The former Hulk, Edward Norton (“Incredible Hulk”) will battle one the Avengers, Jeremy Renner, as “Bourne Legacy” will take the spy franchise in a different direction without Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass.
Tony Gilroy, who wrote all three of the first “Bourne” film, takes over in the director’s chair. The Playlist released the first photo of the antagonist (Norton) of the new film: “Bource Legacy.”
Before exiting the series, Greengrass offered insight in the direction of the fourth film.
“Everybody in the world ripped us off. [That style] been done to death at this point. [The style is] on TV three nights a week, much less Bond and everything else. The worst thing that could have been done would be to just slavishly follow some cookie-cutter pattern of visual style and storytelling style. It’s a bigger movie in the terms of the journey of it and the scale of it and the amount of stories in it and where it’s going.”
Speaking with MTV, Gilroy talked about how the events portrayed in the first three “Bourne” movies are addressed in “Legacy”:
“Everything that happened before was not a dream. Everything that happened was completely real, but you thought you knew what was going on. You thought you were seeing the world, and this movie is telling you that there’s a much larger world, a much larger conspiracy beyond this. The events of the other three films are incredibly present, but they’re not really in this very much. What happens in Ultimatum is really the spark that’s blowing open the door to this movie because the Jason Bourne story is exploding out into the public. Being impossible to conceal any further is causing problems for this much larger conspiracy. Ultimatum plays in the background of the very beginning of this film.”
Gilroy went on to talk about how Renner’s character differs greatly from Damon’s Jason Bourne:
“The whole second film is about an apology. It’s really about this guy trying to morally come to grips with the conflict between who he thinks he is and what he’s done. This character in [Legacy] has no moral conflict whatsoever. Jeremy Renner’s character has the reverse of amnesia. He knows exactly where he’s come from. He knows exactly what the stakes are if he doesn’t achieve his journey. It’s a very different tone, yet it will be very rewarding to people.”
“The Bourne Legacy” also stars Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Stacy Keach, Corey Stoll, and returning from the original series, David Strathairn, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn and Albert Finney. The film hits theaters on August 3rd.