First Bourne Legacy Pic Online

Jeremy Renner is Aaron Cross

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.