Matt Damon has given fans of the Bourne films hope he will return to the franchise after revealing he plans to sit down with director pal Paul Greengrass and plot his most famous character's future.
The movie star turned down the chance to star in a fourth film and Jeremy Renner took over the lead in what became blockbuster hit The Bourne Legacy earlier this year (12) - but Damon insists he might not be done with Jason Bourne just yet.
And even though he feels producers may have "taken the Bourne series out back and shot it in the head" with the plotline of the latest film, the actor is still interested in exploring another installment.
He tells Playboy magazine, "I love the character, and the three movies we did, so I'd love to figure out a way to do another one. I'm going to talk to Paul Greengrass about it."
But he doubts a new film would bring him and Renner together: "I don't see those characters teaming up with anybody."
Damon also admits he still hasn't seen The Bourne Legacy - but he plans to.
He adds, "Jeremy Renner is a terrific actor. I love everything he does. I have not seen the movie yet, but it isn't in protest or anything. When it came out last summer, I was filming a movie about Liberace right up to the end of August. We then had to rush back to New York, where we live, so we could get the kids settled and into school."