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Matt Damon is coming back for another Jason Bourne movie

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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!

From Uproxx:

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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Jon Hamm won’t be playing Dr. Strange

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Apparently the rumour mill has been going strong when it comes to Jon Hamm, since it seems a lot of people think he’s been approached to play Dr. Strange in the upcoming Marvel movie. Well, sorry to disappoint, but it’s not happening.

From Digital Spy (via Movie Pilot):

“The funny thing about the internet is that you can have rumors go on about possible jobs and possible things that I had no idea about…maybe…I don’t know. You know, it’s funny when the internet knows more about you than you do, but…maybe the internet was talking to Marvel, I don’t know. (laughs) No, I certainly wasn’t approached by (Marvel), but I do like Dr. Strange. He’s a very cool, cool character.”

Well, okay, so maybe he WILL be playing Dr. Strange – at least it leaves the door open for him to be approached, anyway. Do you hear that, Marvel? Go get Jon Hamm!

I’m not familiar with the character so I don’t know whether he’d be a good fit for the role. What do you guys think?

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Chloe Moretz blames you for nixing ‘Kick-Ass 3′

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If you were a fan of the first two Kick-Ass films, you were probably disappointed to learn that there won’t be a third one. There probably would have been, but you bastards torrented it instead of going to see it in theatres/buying the actual DVD, so there’s no budget and no point and it’s all your fault. At least that’s what Chloe Moretz says.

From Digital Spy:

“Sadly, I think I’m done with the character,” Moretz said. “Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don’t think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theatre.

Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn’t help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie – but because it didn’t do so well, we can’t make another one.

“If you want more than one movie, everyone has to go and see movies at the cinema. It’s all about the numbers in the theatre.”

It’s true that the experience of going to the movies has really sorta gone out the window in the age of the internet. I still like going to the movies – I just went to see Lucy last weekend and really loved it – but it would help if the tickets weren’t fucking $15. No wonder people are getting the movie at home – it’s too damn expensive to go! Sorry, boo – take a cheaper payday and then movie ticket prices can come down and more people would go. She probably wouldn’t want to do that, though.

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