Matt Damon is fine with a new actor replacing him as Jason Bourne

Actor Matt Damon says he is completely fine with a younger actor taking over the role of Jason Bourne in the hit movie franchise. The 45-year-old The Martian star, who is back in the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise, said he knew he would be replaced someday, said the Hollywood Reporter.


“(I am) definitely going to be replaced some day by some new young Jason Bourne. That happens to everybody and they reboot these things, and that’s totally fine,” he said.

Speaking on a promotional tour in Seoul, South Korea, Damon, who returns for the fifth installment titled Jason Bourne, said, “The only control I can exercise is over the ones that I’m part of.”

Damon said it was a bit difficult to pull off the action sequences in the movie but he had fun doing that. “It’s difficult when you’re 45 compared to when you’re 29, but you still have to run as fast as you can. That part was a challenge but to get to revisit the people was wonderful.

Talking about the upcoming movie, he said, “You’ll see what you’ve seen before (in the upcoming film) and will recognise it as a Jason Bourne movie but it feels new and of the world we’re living in today,” he added.

Directed by Paul Greengrass, Jason Bourne 5 is set to release on July 29. The movie also stars Julia Stiles.


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