Matt Damon ‘Won't Return’ For Next Bourne Film
The movie's producer quashed rumours the star was set to make a comeback...
Sorry Bourne fans - Matt Damon won't be returning for the next film as rumours suggested.
Executive producer Frank Marshall dismissed the rumours as just that in a recent interview.
Marshall confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Damon's return was "simply not true."
The actor told reporters back in 2009 that he and British director Paul Greengrass were keen to resurrect the character of Jason Bourne - but only if it was done properly.
The new movie will instead focus on the character of Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy.
The confirmation comes as Universal Pictures announced a new release date for the fifth film.
The new and as-yet untitled Bourne movie will now be released on 15 July 2016.
Fast & Furious 6's Justin Lin has been recruited to direct, with Andrew Baldwin as scriptwriter for the film.
Marshall explained the film had been pushed back so they could make it a 'summer movie' as planned.
"I talk to Justin all the time and the script is not ready," he explains.
"It's a summer movie, and if we don't start preproduction now, we can't make next summer. Therefore, it's a wise decision to move to 2013."
Despite being officially ruled out of the next Bourne film, Damon is reported to have been chosen for a completely new role altogether.
Hollywood pal George Clooney is rumoured to have picked Matt to be his best man in his upcoming nuptials!