First look at Jeremy Renner in Bourne

The first official image has arrived from The Bourne Legacy , and it gives us a first look at Jeremy Renner as Jason Bourne’s replacement - arse-kicking super-spy Aaron Cross.

Wearing a dark leather jacket and grey t-shirt, it seems as though Cross has been raiding Bourne’s wardrobe while he’s been away. Tut-tut.

In all honesty, the image doesn’t tell us too much about what to expect from the film, suffice to say that Renner has got the steely-eyed intensity of your average Treadstone operative down to a fine art.

The film is not a reboot per se, rather a separate story told within the parameters of the existing Bourne universe. The film will be directed by Tony Gilroy, who should be a dab hand at maintaining continuity, given that he was screenwriter on the first three films.

Renner will be joined by Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney, Joan Allen and Oscar Isaac, with Edward Norton on villain duties. The Bourne Legacy opens in UK cinemas on 17 August 2012.

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