‘Bourne 5’ Release Date, Cast News & Update: Matt Damon Talks About Movie, Gun Control; 'Jason Bourne' 2016 US Release Slated On July 29?

By Andrian T. , Updated Jul 07, 2016 03:51 AM EDT

"Bourne 5" star Matt Damon told the Australian press on July 4 that he favors the mass confiscation of guns in the United States.

Damon praised Australia for carrying out stricter firearms ownership, which he hoped his country will emulate, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. He has voiced doubts though that such similar measures will ever be placed in the U.S. Damon also said that mass shootings in America, in which, many victims are children, has failed to drum up support for a total gun ban.

Meanwhile, the American star is reprising his role as Jason Bourne in "Bourne 5," which will be helmed by Paul Greengrass, Washington Times reported. The last time he appeared in a "Bourne" film was about nine years ago.  "Bourne 5" is set across Europe and the United States.

Damon said that he decided to return in "Bourne 5" because Bourne will be set in a world that has drastically change in the last decade, wherein he referred to the Greek financial crisis and NSA operative Edward Snowden's release of sensitive information critical to the U.S.

The fifth "Bourne" installment will also feature Tommy Lee Jones playing the role of a CIA head honcho Robert Dewey, while the agency's Cyber Intelligence Chief Heather Lee is played by Alicia Vikander. The Bourne movie franchise helped jump start Damon's career. Naysayers thought that the "Bourne Identity" will flop, just like the two previous movies which Damon starred in; however, fortunately, the film turned well and the actor's appeal began to rise.

Damon told his interviewers that he started getting job offers again after the success of the first "Bourne" film, wherein he also got the chance to deal and work with colleagues and directors he admired.

"Bourne 5" is due to be released in U.S. theaters on July 29, 2016.

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