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Norton On For Bourne Legacy's Baddie
He'll cause trouble for Jeremy Renner

13 July 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Norton On For Bourne Legacy's Baddie

Things have been quiet on the casting front for Tony Gilroy’s sideways continuation of the Jason Bourne universe with The Bourne Legacy. But today brings news that Gilroy appears to have found the man who will cause trouble in the movie, with Edward Norton now in negotiations to play the bad guy.

Gilroy is keeping the plot cards close to his chest for now, but what we do know is that Matt Damon’s Bourne is not likely to appear (though there’s always a scant chance of a surprise cameo, we suppose). Nope, this time around the hero will be Jeremy Renner, playing a yet-to-be-named assassin who is having similar identity issues who is part of an operation that turns out to be even more deadly than Bourne’s labyrinthine nemesis Treadstone.

As for Norton? Beyond his generally evil status, we’re not sure what he’ll be up to just yet. But it’s the first time he’s played a flat-out villain for a while.

Rachel Weisz is also now officially aboard after being announced as in talks back in May. We wonder if she’ll get to enjoy a slice of the action and has been taking any tips from her new hubbie (Daniel Craig, in case you missed that news)…

There’s no word on when Legacy will kick off shooting, but it’ll be out on August 17, 2012.


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I'm thinking they should of dropped the Bourne title and gone for something different. This is a completely different film/series with the name attached. Ed Norton is one of my favourite actors though, and I'm pretty sure he'd make a pretty badass villain. It's Renner that I'm worried about. They've been giving him all these action roles after The Hurt Locker and The Town, but those were real characters. Not just guys with guns like the new Bourne and the new Mission Impossible dudes w More

Posted by crazyben66 at 15:55 on 14 July 2011 | Report This Post

I can't comment on the books, not having read them. But I will say more films fail the books than not; but having a top notch trilogy inspired by the books can only be a good thing. If the films were shite, it'd be a different story. More

Posted by LSJShez at 15:42 on 14 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Bad again..
Primal Fear More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:44 on 14 July 2011 | Report This Post

whaww
Edward Norton in the bourne adventures? he's such a great actor! what could go wrong More

Posted by christabel at 01:09 on 14 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Norton On For Bourne Legacy's Baddie
Well, they've already bastardized the books with the films. Even though the films were exciting, especially the first. At least the casting on this one looks top notch, so I will not care too much about them continuing the universe or not. More

Posted by Joeball at 18:51 on 13 July 2011 | Report This Post

I can't see how this works. It's supposed to be another agent from the same programme as Jason Bourne; but in Supremacy, the guy that Bourne brains with a rolled up issue of Empire tells him that they're the last two. If Damon's not bothered, they should let it go. Instead of bastardising it, a la Terminator. More

Posted by LSJShez at 15:26 on 13 July 2011 | Report This Post

Its a big no no
It'll go straight to DVD.. More

Posted by nybras at 14:48 on 13 July 2011 | Report This Post

Bad again..
He played the villain in The Italian Job. Not a great movie, but that's when he did. I'm sure there is another too.. More

Posted by RosskoEmpire at 13:00 on 13 July 2011 | Report This Post

Christ Empire
"But it’s the first time he’s played a flat-out villain for a while." who is writing this crap? The first time? for a while? Doesn't make sense. Actually after reading the other post, it sounds like it was written by rudyalapag More

Posted by chris wootton at 11:31 on 13 July 2011 | Report This Post

I wish they weren't making this. It would be fine if it was a completely different franchise, but leave Bourne alone. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:59 on 13 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Norton On For Bourne Legacy's Baddie
Did you type this with your teeth? More

Posted by Jason Abbey at 10:26 on 13 July 2011 | Report This Post

bad again?!
he's so acting a bad actor again?! well, this will b my 1st time seeing Eddie the baddie. he wasn't the baddie in American History X and THE INCREDIBLE HULK but who knows? Love 2 b bad again 4 my life once more? No, its just sick. so why i was the baddie in jr.high? i loved being bad. More

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