, Matt Damon fans, this is your captain speaking. The big news today: Jason Bourne lives and he will be played by Damon in the next Bourne movie. That’s right, there will be a new Bourne movie. The news comes to us via Ben Affleck, who just happened to let the news slip, while the writing/directing pair were doing press for Project Greenlight. You know, all innocent like.

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Matt Damon as Jason Bourne? I am so there.

The movie will start filming “next fall,” said Affleck as a throwaway comment, which actually ended up being the main point. So this means that we can expect the fifth Bourne movie to come out in 2016, although Affleck kept mum about any specific details.

"Well, [Damon's] going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I've just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness," Affleck told E! News.

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"Yes, next year," Damon said when asked for clarification. "It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes."

This will be the fifth film in the series and apparently, Damon’s third time as Bourne – although there’s been some confusion about who’s actually starring.

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Doubt sprouted of the return of Damon and Greengrass over the summer, with Greengrass telling Deadline that he didn't believe he could make another Jason Bourne film that would be as good as his last two.nterstellar