Jason Bourne "pounds human beings into oblivion" in new featurette

After a nine year absence, Matt Damon's Jason Bourne will return to cinema screens later this summer. While The Bourne Ultimatum seemingly wrapped up the character's arc, the fifth film in the series sees Damon's $100 million weapon trying to deal with his reclaimed memories. As this new behind-the-scenes featurette reveals, Bourne's favourite coping mechanism is "pounding other human beings into oblivion".

Check it out below...

The two-minute featurette doesn't give away too much of the film's plot - we know Bourne is enlisted by the CIA, but we don't know why - but it offers some great snippets of action amidst some interviews with Damon and Paul Greengrass. It's that actor-director combo that has many people excited for this one, and all the footage we've seen so far looks very promising (that clip of Bourne knocking out a fighter with one punch will never get old). 

Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, and Riz Ahmed, Jason Bourne is released in UK cinemas on July 27, 2016 before opening in US theatres a day later on July 29, 2016.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.