Is Jason Bourne set to make a comeback in a new film directed by Edward Berger, without Matt Damon?

A new installment in the Jason Bourne franchise is currently in the works, according to Deadline.

The upcoming entry in the Matt Damon-led film series is said to be in the early development stage, and Edward Berger, who recently directed the Oscar-winning feature All Quiet On The Western Front, is in talks to helm the project.

Insiders have also stated that the forthcoming project currently does not have a script.

The sources added that, although Damon has not been formally attached to the film, he would likely be contacted to reprise his longtime role at a later date.

The 53-year-old performer would likely not commit to the project unless a script was already in place.

Back for more: A new installment in the Jason Bourne franchise is currently in the works, according to Deadline; Matt Damon is seen in 2016's Jason Bourne

Back for more:┬áA new installment in the Jason Bourne franchise is currently in the works, according to Deadline; Matt Damon is seen in 2016’s Jason Bourne┬á

The Jason Bourne film series are centered on the character of the same name, who was originally created by author Robert Ludlum.

The amnesia-stricken assassin first made an appearance in The Bourne Identity, which was published in 1980.

The character went on to reappear in numerous sequels, many of which were penned by Eric Van Lustbader and Brian Freeman.

A television adaptation of The Bourne Identity premiered in 1988, and Richard Chamberlain starred as the assassin.

Damon took on the role in the 2002 version of The Bourne Identity, and he went on to star in The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, which were released in 2004 and 2007, respectively.

The actor subsequently took a break from the franchise, and cast of the 2012 feature The Bourne Legacy was led by Jeremy Renner, who portrayed Kenneth James Kitsom, also known as Aaron Cross.

The Good Will Hunting star returned to his old role for the most recently-released installment in the franchise, Jason Bourne, which debuted in 2016. 

A television series set in the universe of the films, Treadstone, premiered in September of 2019 and ran for a single season.

Solid backing: The upcoming entry in the Matt Damon -led film series is said to be in the early development stage, and Edward Berger, who recently directed the Oscar-winning feature All Quiet On The Western Front, is in talks to helm the project; Berger is seen in 2022

Solid backing: The upcoming entry in the Matt Damon -led film series is said to be in the early development stage, and Edward Berger, who recently directed the Oscar-winning feature All Quiet On The Western Front, is in talks to helm the project; Berger is seen in 2022

Keeping him in mind: The sources added that, although Damon has not been formally attached to the film, he would likely be contacted to reprise his longtime role at a later date; he is seen in 2016's Jason Bourne

Keeping him in mind: The sources added that, although Damon has not been formally attached to the film, he would likely be contacted to reprise his longtime role at a later date; he is seen in 2016’s Jason Bourne

Speaking his mind: Damon spoke about working on another entry in the franchise during an interview with Fatherly, where he stated that he would gladly join the project 'if we could crack the story'; he is seen in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum

Speaking his mind:┬áDamon spoke about working on another entry in the franchise during an interview with Fatherly, where he stated that he would gladly join the project ‘if we could crack the story’; he is seen in 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum

A sequel to Jason Bourne was discussed by producers following the movie’s release, although it lingered in the development stage for years.

Damon spoke about working on another entry in the franchise during an interview with Fatherly, where he stated that he would gladly join the project┬á‘if we could crack the story.’

The performer did acknowledge, however, that creating a fresh take on the character’s storyline could potentially be ‘a tall order.’

The actor then stated that, if a solid story for the feature could be created, the feature’s producers would likely ‘be off and running.’

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