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First Bourne Legacy Pic Online
Jeremy Renner is Aaron Cross

06 January 2012  |  Written by James White  

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With Tony Gilroy still busy getting film in the can, the first image of franchise spin-off The Bourne Legacy has hit the web. Check out the massively exciting blend of explosions, sexy weapons and a scowling Jeremy Renner below!

Okay, okay… So the picture’s not that revealing. And it doesn’t have any weapons or explosions. The serious-looking Renner’s present and correct, though, even if he does look much as he did in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. In fact, we’re still wondering if Universal simply cut and pasted him from one of that film’s publicity stills and put him up against a new background. Then again, this film also sees him as a kick-ass international agent.

Legacy finds Renner as Aaron Cross, another CIA-trained operative from a programme even more nefarious than Bourne’s Treadstone. Though Gilroy and co have been careful to keep most of the plot elements obscured for now, the leading man did drop mention that it’ll feature the same sort of ticking-clock action on an even bigger scale.

With Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, Edward Finney and Scott Glenn also all in the cast, The Bourne Legacy will be out on August 17. Coming next week: suspense as the latest picture finds Cross debating whether to get a BLT or an egg salad sandwich for lunch! YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TENSION.

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Posted by aftoiasis at 12:24 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

No need
Get some rest Jeremy ,you look tired... More

Posted by aftoiasis at 12:24 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: good cast but why?
I'm quietly optimistic. EDIT: Double post, stupid Empire server error. More

Posted by Spaldron at 10:08 on 07 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: good cast but why?
I'm quietly optimistic. More

Posted by Spaldron at 10:08 on 07 January 2012 | Report This Post

good cast but why?
why ruin something brilliant by making a pointless spinoff i say make the film as the cast looks excellent just call it something else and start new. you never know but this may start off a brand new franchise More

Posted by chrisharvey1551 at 03:51 on 07 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Why???
well i hope this film falls flat on it's arse which i'm sure it will.  More

Posted by The Waco Kid at 20:13 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

Why are they bothering with more Bourne films? I loved the original trilogy and Matt Damon made Bourne what it was. Hollywood are obviously getting desperate for ideas. Also Jeremy Renner just does nothing for me as an actor, I find him very bland and quite wooden. So I think I will give this a miss! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 18:14 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: unrevealing picture aside..
Matt Damon does not approve! I read an interview where he was really annoyed about this movie More

Posted by DONOVAN KURTWOOD at 18:12 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: unrevealing picture aside..
Not too bothered about the film just wish they would drop the Bourne name from it as it'll just piss off too many fans of the original trilogy & it makes Renner's job of getting the character across that much harder. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 16:58 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

unrevealing picture aside..
..Im excited for the release. I loved the bourne trilogy and with a cast like this I think it could do well, it should be a good summer blockbuster. More

Posted by Mike Sutherland at 16:52 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Pointer to Empire.........
I understand the 'brand name' has to exist to keep the $$ coming in but if if Renner's name in it is not Bourne why keep the link (apart form the financial one), just re-name the whole thing to suit new character. More

Posted by JIm R at 16:34 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

Pointer to Empire.........
Edward Finney should be Albert Finney More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 16:14 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Star Power?
The cast and behind the scenes talent seem to indicate that this may be worth watching,but Matt Damon will be missed.Heres hoping that if Legacy is successful,that Bourne himself will return to the franchise in the future. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 13:33 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

Star Power?
Bourne Legacy is the film that will/should/might give Renner that kind of star power ... Derr! Renner's an excellent performer and I think he should have had more to do in M:I. Looking forward to seeing him give someone a good ass-kicking in this. Confident about Gilroy too, loved Michael Clayton and obviously the Bourne movies too. More

Posted by Nicky C at 12:46 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

Yeah it has a good cast, but I still think they should've left it with Ultimatum. More

Posted by Whistler at 11:08 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

Well that obviously aint gonna happen, I like Renner, he seems like a decent actor, he's doing alot of stuff at the moment, while the studios are keen to employ him. But he simply doesn't have the star power of Tom Cruise(who, by the way has kept his head down, worked really hard, and almost completely demolished all that negative press from the 2005-2006) Renner has a good shot with a new Bourne movie to make a name for himself the way Matt Damon did with the first one, let's face it, before More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 10:18 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

"The scowling Renner’s present and correct, though, even if he does mostly look like he did in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." what did you want him to look like, it's the same person in different clothes. pretty much like 80% of actors out there More

Posted by 7eke at 09:45 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

Who's Edward Finney? Does he know Albert Molina? More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 09:43 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

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