WATCH: Jeremy Renner Takes Over for Matt Damon in 'The Bourne Legacy' Trailer

The Bourne franchise continues withouth Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass and -- yes -- even Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is back in the new trailer for The Bourne Legacy! Actually, scratch that -- Bourne is not back, and thus neither is Matt Damon, who played the titular super-assassin with such stoic badassery in the first three installments of the hit franchise. This time around, Bourne's legacy is inherited by a soldier named Kenneth Kitson (glad they didn't name the film The Kitson Chronicles -- just doesn't have the same ring), who's played by new action-star-on-the-rise Jeremy Renner (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Avengers). And while it's sad to have a Bourne film sans, you know, Bourne -- the teaser trailer does serve up a healthy dose of those gritty thrills, car chases and inconceivably executed sniper shots franchise fans have come to know and love. Watch the trailer below!
 


If the video has the look and feel of the first three Bourne movies, despite the fact that Damon doesn't star and Paul Greengrass didn't direct, that's because Tony Gilroy -- who wrote or co-wrote the scripts for Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum -- both wrote and directed this one.

And while not much of the plot is revealed, one quote from Edward Norton, who plays Kitson's handler, is somewhat telling: "Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg," he says. That, of course, suggests that there's a whole lot more to the superspy-creating Treadstone program than was revealed in the original trilogy. And, because other people in the trailer tell us Kitson (a.k.a. Aaron Cross -- a much cooler alias) is the most distinguished member of "the program" -- and because Renner looks just as comfortable as Damon pulverizing bad guys with his hands -- it's a safe bet that he'll be the man to uncover that underwater part of that iceberg.

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