The only surprising aspect to Matt Damon suggesting, during the Japan junket for Ocean’s Thirteen, that he could conceivably return to the Bourne franchise if, in a few years, Paul Greengrass comes calling is that it kinda diminishes the brave finality of this statement from the Cannes Ocean’s Thirteen press conference back in May:
"We have ridden that horse as far as we can." He admitted to feeling like "a bit of a prostitute for putting out two number threes in one year."
Five months later, a fourth film isn’t completely anathema to the star. Per Dark Horizons (via Reuters):
"Personally, the character means a lot to me because the character has done so much for my career. You know, it put me in the position where I have a lot more choices of kind of movies I want to make.
"If Paul Greengrass, maybe years down the road, was interested in doing another one, then I would do it, too. I don’t think either of us completely put the character to bed yet."
So when Damon signs for a $20 million payday in 2010 to revive the character, you can’t call him a hypocrite. You can, however, call him a namby-pamby. And that’s always fun.
Damon didn’t offer any ideas as to where the narrative might go, though he did concede, "There’s no way we do this without Pesci."