Matt Damon's "Bourne" gets new date

Matt Damon in "The Bourne Ultimatum".

7 Jan – Fans might be anticipating Matt Damon's return as Jason Bourne in the "Bourne" franchise, but their wait will have to stretch a little longer as the fifth instalment in the movie series has been pushed to a later release date.

Originally slated for release in North American cinemas on 15 July next year, the yet-to-be-titled movie's release has now been pushed to 29 July 2016, reports.

It takes up the slot recently vacated by the next "Planet of the Apes" movie, which has moved up to a 14 July release. With this new release date, the untitled "Bourne" film will be facing less fierce competition, only going up against comedy movie "Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates".

Matt Damon starred as Bourne since "The Bourne Identity".

Other than Damon reprising his role as the titular character, Paul Greengrass will also be back to helm the project.

The last "Bourne" movie was 2012's "The Bourne Legacy, which starred Jeremy Renner instead of Damon. It, however, only managed to collect USD276.1 million worldwide, an amount that pales in comparison to 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum" with its worldwide gross of USD442.8 million and 2004's "The Bourne Supremacy" with its USD288.5 million.

Damon will be seen on the big screen this year in upcoming movie, "The Martian".

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