During a recent interview with Empire, Matt Damon explained why Jason Bourne has different name from the rest of the films in the series. He said: “We talked about calling it The Bourne Something, but I think the idea was to separate this film from the others, because so much time has passed since we did one. Ours are really about identity, and the guy’s search for identity, and at the end of the third one, he says ‘I’m no longer Jason Bourne’. So without giving too much away, the new one starts with the implications of that: okay, then who is he? What is this identity that’s just sitting out there unclaimed? What does it mean? I think the title will make more sense when you see the movie, but it felt right because it felt pertinent to the story we were telling and also different from the others – in the right way. A decade has passed…” The first four films began with “The Bourne” in the title, including 2002’s Identity, 2004’s Supremacy, 2007’s Ultimatum and 2012’s Legacy.
The film is set to hit theaters July 29, 2016 and also stars Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed.