Matt Damon Offers New Details on BOURNE 5

It has been eight years since The Bourne Ultimatum was released in theaters, and regarding that, Damon said, “We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind of had to wait for the world to change.” Well, the world has definitely changed. So what are they looking to do with the character’s story next?

Damon explains that it all seemed to click with the events surrounding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden:

“Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”

He then went on to reveal where they will be shooting the film, saying:

“We’re starting in Greece, you know, the beginning of democracy. And the movie ends in Las Vegas, the most grotesque incarnation of…”

And he didn’t finish his sentence, so let your imagination run wild with what you think he was going to say.

Damon starts production on the film next week, and it will bring back Julia Stiles as Nicky Parsons. The film also stars Tommy Lee Jones as a high-ranking CIA officer and Alicia Vikander  in an undisclosed role. Bourne 5 is set to be released on July 29th, 2016.