Yes, I'm sure you've heard by now that Matt Damon will not play his famed character Jason Bourne in the fourth of the Bourne films, 'The Bourne Legacy'. What a great blow this is to lovers of these films; Damon was perfect for the part, he was Jason Bourne. The fourth film will certainly suffer from the fact that he will not feature. But reports from Deadline have suggested that a host of other stars are being considered for the role, including front runner Dominic Cooper, who you will remember from 'An Education'. He is among a group of men in line for the role, which also includes 'Clash Of The Titans' star Luke Evans.
Unfortunately, to me whoever is picked will have no chance of delivering as well as Matt Damon did. I'm sure other fans will be of the same opinion. I'm finding it very hard to even picture a Bourne film without him, and it will be interesting to see if ticket sales go down as a result. In an effort to boost the acting prowess, there are rumours that Shia LaBeouf is being considered for the film. It will need a well known name to bring in viewers and Shia will make an impact. Fans will go to see the film, if only to see how the new leading man does. But I'm sure they will go in with at least some trepidation.