Jeremy Renner has been offered the lead role in The Bourne Legacy. Renner, who received Oscar nods for his work in The Hurt Locker and The Town, is Universal and director Tony Gilroy’s top choice for the role, which is said to be a different character from Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne. Damon is not returning to the franchise.
The only problem that might occur is scheduling; Renner has Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters that he’s currently shooting, followed by a role in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. After that he will be taking on Hawkeye in The Avengers which will keep him busy through September.