Are you into the Jason Bourne movies? I don’t even think I’ve watched The Bourne Supremacy (or any of the others) in its entirety, so I think it’s safe to say I’m not all that bothered by the series, but lots of people are, and they love Matt Damon, too. If you fall into that latter bracket, you’ll be glad to know that he’s actually coming back for yet another Bourne movie – it’s official!
I’m told that the studio is so bullish on this that the intention is to make the re-team the next Bourne film to go into production to make the July 16, 2016 release slot that Universal had previously assigned to an untitled Bourne film. That would mean it would step in front of the spinoff sequel that is to reprise Jeremy Renner and be directed by Fast & Furious architect Justin Lin. That film, which began with the Tony Gilroy-directed The Bourne Legacy, remains in development.
Universal intends to continue that series and to broaden its franchise base, much the way that Marvel cranks out superhero films.
So if this report is accurate, it means that we’ll actually have two Bourne franchises running at the same time, with Damon coming back in two years and Renner returning for his far-less-exciting adventure after that. Some might think that a good idea would be to inject some energy into the follow-up to the sorely lackluster The Bourne Legacy (I disagree with Fleming’s assessment, as it was an honorable mention for my Worst Movies of 2012), but Universal’s studio execs don’t get to shout, “CHA-CHING!” two times if they team Damon and Renner up for just one movie.
Good news for Bourne fans?
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There’s a water shortage happening in California at the moment, so celebrities are doing double-duty when it comes to taking part in the ice bucket challenge. KStew and Nicholas Hoult used old bath water and now we’ve got Matt Damon getting water from his toilet to complete the challenge. Uh… whatever works, I suppose, but it is pretty gross.
For the record, it’s no wonder Matt is hyperviligant about saving water – he co-founded Water.org, a charity to bring clean drinking water to people around the world.
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Matt Damon has revealed that he gets mistaken for Mark Wahlberg all the time, and apparently vice versa. I’m a little confused on this one because while they look similar in the fact that they’re both handsome (to most, I guess?) white guys who are rich and work in Hollywood, their actual facial structure isn’t all that similar, is it?
From Absolute Radio (via DS):
“I’ve talked to Mark about this because he gets people [that] come up and say, ‘I love you in The Bourne Identity‘.
“So Mark and I have a deal. If we’re mistaken for one another, we have to be as polite as possible.”
That’s kind of strange, but people are kind of stupid, so I guess that makes sense. Matt even said that he’s signed Mark’s autograph before for fans who think that’s who he is.
“Oh yeah, yeah. You have to be as nice as possible. If they keep the thing going, you have to keep it going.”
Well, that’s nice of him, I suppose, not to shatter people’s dreams. Do you think they look alike? Not just “vaguely similar”, I mean alike enough for you to mistake one for the other?
Matt Damon gave some boring interview to Esquire promoting his upcoming film, Elysium, but the part everyone is talking about is when he says (via Daily News):
I got lucky. I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn’t double-it grows exponentially.
What in the ever-loving hell. Did he mean to sound like an egotistical dick, or was that just a happy accident? Couldn’t he have said, “I fell in love with someone not in the entertainment industry”? He had to say “a civilian”? Come now, Matt, that’s Jason Bourne talk.
Yeah, you’re so lucky Matt Damon, that you fell in love with your normal average not famous actress wife. I get what he’s saying, I really do, but if he said this about me I would roll up this copy of Esquire and swat him with it saying, “CHOO CHOO, CIVILIAN COMING THROUGH!” But I’m not married. I don’t even have a boyfriend. So I guess my approach would be bad. :(
Also can’t help but wonder if this is some sort of twisted jab at Ben Affleck.
Michael Douglas looks like he is going to be the best damn Liberace ever in HBO’s upcoming film, Behind the Candelabra. Matt Damnon plays his lover in the film, so naturally there’s a lot of kissing. Someone asked dear Mr. Douglas what that was like. Here’s what he said, via Showbiz Spy:
I forgot it was Matt and me after about 10 minutes and then I forgot it was two guys. Both of us are in long-standing marriages, so that makes it easier. It’s like love scenes with a girl. If you’re an actor, you gotta do it. We read the script; we knew what we had to do. The challenge was making it as real as possible. But I would tease Matt about which flavor lip gloss he’d like for me to use!
OH, YOU! I am so excited for this film. I hope my goddamn HBOGo starts working again. F-ck HBO.
Just look at Rob Lowe. Incredible. Such commitment.
Matt Damon is pretty low key and inoffensive, so I don’t mind him. He and wife Luciana Barroso revealed back in February that they were planning a second wedding ceremony due to their first, 2005 nuptials being a little small for their liking. New reports suggest they’ll be renewing their vows in St. Lucia in the middle of April.
From The New York Post:
Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, are renewing their wedding vows in 10 days at the Sugar Beach resort in St. Lucia, sources tell us. Damon rented out the entire five-star Caribbean resort for a reported $1 million and, we hear, will have a star-studded guest list that includes George Clooney and Stacy Keibler, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Damon and his wife wed in a small ceremony at city hall in 2005 and, we’re told, are looking forward to a larger celebration.
Of course the Silver Fox is coming! Of course Ben + Jen – the beacons of TRUE LOVE FOREVER – are going to be there, too. Sounds like a good time to be had by all. That’s an Evite I’d click ‘Yes’ to.
Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman, and George Clooney had the silveriest foxiest night about town. Just a group of four chill bros. At first glance, really just looks like a group of dads. But look again! It’s a quirky film director’s dream team!
The legit foursome are shooting a film in Berlin titled The Monuments Men. Here’s a short description of the film from IMDB: “In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.” Yes, what better roles for John Goodman, Bill Murray, George Clooney, and Matt Damon than badass art historians and museum curators?
Clooney I hope that mustache is essential to the plot.
Mad props to The Daily Mail for the photos and for also describing to the last detail what each man is wearing.
Check out the rest of the photos. Also some random dude is there at one point. No idea who it is.