Matt Damon is a great actor with a lot of distinctly awesome roles. He can play characters with depth, he can be funny, and he can be an action-hero badass. He's truly versatile. I would have to say that my favorite Damon character, though, is Jason Bourne. He's pretty much a real-life superhero. In other words, what he does is somewhat unrealistic, but pretty damn perfect as far as entertainment goes.
Bourne 5 doesn't have an official title yet, but we have our first image from the film that will feature some familiar faces, obviously including Damon. A lot of the other players are back as well.
Paul Greengrass is going to direct (he did the second and third films from the Bourne series). Julia Stiles is back as well. Check out this tweet that producer Frank Marshall fired off on Tuesday:
Matt Damon is always in great shape, but he looks particularly jacked in this photo. Bourne is BACK, baby! I am on board. It looks like he's in the middle of some kind of fighting sequence, or perhaps there's another reason that he needs to cover his knuckles with that tape.
It looks like he's in a very rural setting. The sun peeking out over the mountain in the background is pretty awesome, as well. I think whatever is happening in this scene hardly even matters. When you have Damon back in the saddle as Jason Bourne and Greengrass directing, you can't really lose.
Bourne 5, starring Matt Damon along with Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Vincent Cassel, will be out July 29, 2016.