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Matt Damon returns — absolutely ripped — to his role as Jason Bourne after almost 10 years. The trailer for Jason Bourne debuted during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The trailer is everything Bourne fans could have hoped for. Car chases, scared government officials, the theme song we’ve all come to know, and bare-knuckled boxing matches in which Jason takes a man out with a single hit.
The Bourne Ultimatum was the last time audiences saw Jason Bourne nearly a decade ago; after his search for his true identity came to an end in his stand-off with Noah Vosen (David Strathairn). Jason returns now with warnings from Nicky (Julia Stiles) heard in the trailer, “Remembering everything doesn’t mean you know everything.”
Fans of the Bourne franchise expressed their excitement after the trailer was revealed.
— Kevin Mawae (@KevinMawae) February 8, 2016
That #JasonBourne promo 😍😍
— glam (@glamour_02) February 8, 2016
The most recent film in the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy, didn’t feature Jason Bourne but instead revolved around Alex Cross, played by Jeremy Renner of The Hurt Locker and American Hustle fame. The Bourne Legacy was an extension of the Bourne universe as the original books by Robert Ludlum were only a trilogy, ending with The Bourne Ultimatum.
The Bourne Ultimatum won three Academy Awards in all categories for which it was nominated.
Damon, also known for his roles in The Departed and Good Will Hunting, is nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Mark Watney in The Martian.
Jason Bourne will hit theaters in July.