Super Bowl 50: Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne in new trailer

The actor reunites with director Paul Greengrass for the fifth instalment

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 08 February 2016 08:59
Comments

Of all the events to occur at last night's Super Bowl, none was more unexpected than the return of Jason Bourne.

A 30-second teaser for Matt Damon’s return to the popular spy franchise - simply titled Jason Bourne - surfaced during the NFL match.

In the clip, his character is briefly shown being pulled back into a life of violence; details on the overarching plot remain unclear, but the trailer features a hell of a lot of fists.

Based on Robert Ludlum’s novels, Damon first appeared as the character in The Bourne Identity back in 2002 and starred in Paul Greengrass' acclaimed sequels The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum in 2004 and 2007, respectively.

Damon elected not to return for fourth instalment The Bourne Legacy (2012) which instead starred Jeremy Renner.

The original trilogy follows a CIA assassin afflicted with extreme memory loss.

Greengrass will return to direct the fifth entry which will also see the return of Julia Stiles' Nicky Parsons.

Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones will make their franchise debuts, while French actor Vincent Cassel is set to star in a villainous role.

Jason Bourne will be released on 29 July.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in