First Look at Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross in 'The Bourne Legacy'

First Look at Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross in 'The Bourne Legacy'

The image sees Renner wearing a leather jacket while showing a serious expression as he portrays the new leading man in the 'Bourne' film franchise.
Jeremy Renner once revealed that he will be playing Aaron Cross in "The Bourne Legacy", and now a first look at the character has been made available for viewing pleasure. A courtesy of USA Today, the image sees the main protagonist donning a leather jacket and showing off a fierce look.

Back in November 2011, the "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" actor shared some details of his role in the upcoming installment of the "Bourne" series. He told Empire magazine, "My character is called Aaron Cross, but he ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, ['The Bourne Legacy'] has that same ticking clock, but it's a new program and new characters."

The actor, who will be seen as Hawkeye in Marvel's highly anticipated superhero flick "The Avengers", opened up that the upcoming "Bourne" film will still have the same tone as the previous movies. He said, "Yeah, it's that same deal, it's just a new set of agents with a different leash."

Though the next "Bourne" movie will not see Matt Damon playing Jason Bourne anymore, Renner promised that it would be bigger than the last three movies. "It's the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you'll know it's a 'Bourne' movie," he gushed.

Being scheduled to open wide in the U.S. theaters on August 17, "Bourne Legacy" is also supported by Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Oscar Isaac and Joan Allen. Serving behind the lens for the action movie is Tony Gilroy, who also co-wrote the script.

Last October, Gilroy told Hollywood Elsewhere that the anticipated film will be a stand-alone one, not a reboot or prequel. He explained, "It's a completely original screenplay. This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one's replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter...this is a stand-alone project."

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