Edward Norton to play The Bourne Legacys villain?

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Edward Norton is close to signing on to play the villain in The Bourne Legacy .

Variety report that the former Hulk actor is in negotiations for the mysterious role.

If Norton signs on the dotted line, he’ll be going up against new franchise lead Jeremy Renner, who’s taking on the hero role in the Matt Damon-lite system reset.

Directed by Tony Gilroy, Legacy will also star the recently married Rachel Weisz, and takes place in the same world as the previous Bourne films – albeit minus their titular hero.

It’s been a while since Norton did something that not only capitalised on his considerable ability to play a total bastard, but also got our blood seriously pumping.

Legacy promises to do both those things, and for that it gets a round of applause.

The Bourne Legacy
opens 3 August 2012.

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