What happens when you take away Hawkeye’s bow? Let’s just say I don’t want to be around when it happens. Jeremy Renner, who you may know as the expert marksman Hawkeye from Marvel‘s box office success, The Avengers, is back on the big screen as Aaron Cross. And from the looks of it in the newest trailer for The Bourne Legacy, Renner looks to be doing a friggin’ good job at keeping up with the pace of the previous three Bourne films. Although it’s been made clear that Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) won’t be making an appearance in the film, there will be nods to the character; his name carved into wood, his picture on the news. With the three new franchises Renner has become a part of (Hawkeye in The Avengers, William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and now taking over the Bourne franchise), he is quickly becoming a household name. So if you ever wondered how the franchise would continue without Damon at the helm, I think you can rest a bit easier knowing that Renner has everything under control.
Who’s Who in the Cast
Reprising their previous roles in The Bourne Legacy are Albert Finney (Dr. Albert Hirsch), Joan Allen (Pam Landy), David Strathairn (Noah Vosen) and Scott Glenn (Ezra Kramer). Also joining the cast are Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac. The details of Norton’s character are being kept a secret, but it looks like we can expect him to be the villain. There’s no shortage of talent in this film, and the chemistry between everyone in the trailer seems to flow really well.
Watch the first theatrical trailer released by Universal Pictures and Apple:
‘The Bourne Legacy’ Movie Trailer
Based on the novels by Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Legacy picks up where The Bourne Ultimatum left off and introduces us to a new Treadstone agent, Aaron Cross, whose life is being altered by the events that Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne put into place in the first three films. Taking over directorial duties is series writer Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton). The Bourne Legacy makes its way to theaters everywhere August 3rd.
What do you think about the trailer? Is Jeremy Renner a good replacement for Matt Damon? Can Renner keep up with his commitments to IMF, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the CIA? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below.