Jeremy Renner Bourne sequel pushed back to 2016
Story by Jack Foley
THE sequel to The Bourne Legacy, featuring Jeremy Renner in the lead role, has been pushed back to Friday, July 15, 2016.
The Justin Lin-directed follow-up was to have been released in August 2015 but has now reportedly been delayed by Universal to make room for the release of Straight Outta Compton, which chronicles the rise and fall of rap group N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton is produced by original N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, respectively. F. Gary Gray is directing.
The Bourne release wasn’t Universal’s only summer blockbuster for 2015: they will also be releasing Fast & Furious 7 in April as well as Jurassic World (June 12), Ted 2 (June 26) and Minions (July 10).
The next Bourne film, which remains untitled, sees Renner reprising the lead role of Aaron Cross.