Last week, Matt Damon made waves when he was quoted as saying that Tony Gilroy -- the credited screenwriter on all three 'Bourne' films and the director of the upcoming 'Bourne Legacy' -- handed in a script for 'The Bourne Ultimatum' that was "unreadable." Said the star to GQ, "This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left."
Harsh words! Ones that Damon immediately regretted, telling GQ that it was "douchey" of him to go on-the-record with his displeasure in Gilroy. The Damon quasi-apology tour continued on the KCRW show 'The Business,' where Damon told host -- and THR reporter -- Kim Masters that the reason for his outburst had to do with 'Bourne' being shoved in his face while on the set of 'Elysium' in Vancouver.

"[The offices] opened up right outside my trailer," he said. "I was seeing this every day, and then I came back to New York and did this interview and kind of blurted it out. ... It was idiotic of me to say anything. At the end of the day, it's between me and Tony, and we'll figure it out or we won't."

Damon is hoping that he figures things out. Despite professing confidence in the Gilroy-directed 'Bourne Legacy' and star Jeremy Renner, he hopes to return to the series as Jason Bourne in the future.

"I think if ['Bourne Legacy'] doesn't work, we can just ignore it and pretend it didn't happen, and that'd be fine. But I expect that it will work and only help us if we did another one, which I'd love to do."

That other one is likely contingent on director Paul Greengrass, with whom Damon has made two 'Bourne' films. It is largely assumed that Damon won't do another 'Bourne' without him.

[via THR]

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The Bourne Legacy
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A specially enhanced government agent (Jeremy Renner) goes on the run when his life may be forfeit. Read More

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