You can’t keep a good spy down, but you can dig deeper into his past. In a red carpet interview with Matt Damon, Empire learned that the next Bourne film is looking like it will be a prequel. Says Damon:
“There’ll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one,” he said, “just because I think we’re probably another five years away from doing it – we’ve got to get a script…”
This sounds like more of a stopgap than a real Bourne movie. Maybe it’s because I’m too attached to the Damon/Greengrass mix but I’m not sure what a prequel has to offer. The whole point of the Bourne trilogy is Jason Bourne’s attempt to discover his past. By the end of The Bourne Ultimatum, we know what happened to him and so any new ground would probably just be a random mission featuring the character. On the bright side, we could see his training process and how he learned to kill someone with a rolled up magazine.