New Jason Bourne footage reveals what REALLY happened to his Dad

WARNING: This article contains potential spoilers for Jason Bourne.

A recent TV spot for Jason Bourne seemed to reveal a big spoiler regarding the fate of one of the series' more significant characters, but it seems like the Universal marketing department isn't quite done revealing more big surprises from the movie. 

A new preview for the film has emerged online, and you can check it out below...

This clip seems to position Tommy Lee Jones' CIA director as a villain of sorts who had Bourne's father killed, a tragedy which looks to be the reason he volunteered to go through the agent program in the first place. It's an intriguing bit of information for sure, but once again it feels more than a little ill-advised to reveal such a gut punch in a TV spot when the film is still over a month away from release. Indeed, the fact we still have a while to wait before the movie arrives in cinemas makes me a little worried that more spoilers are on the horizon in the coming weeks. 

Once you take its revealing nature out of the equation the clip itself is suitably intense, teasing a Bourne who goes on the hunt for the truth and then revenge. If these annoying previews continue though, it may be time to send him after the Universal marketing department. 

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.

Images: Universal Pictures

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.