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Matt Damon will reprise his role as Jason Bourne for fourth time.

Damon's best friend Ben Affleck revealed the news to E! News at an event celebrating the duo's show Project Greenlight. "Well, [Damon's] going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I've just lost any semblance of physical fitness," Affleck said.

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

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The actor starred in the first three Bourne films, the latter two of which Greengrass directed. Damon had previously stated that he wouldn't reprise his role without Greengrass' involvement, so for the fourth installment, Jeremy Renner was brought on to star as an original character named Aaron Cross.

Last year, Greengrass told Deadline he had no plans to return to the franchise. "In the end I felt I had given it my all in two films I'm very proud of and didn't want to make another if I didn't believe it could be as good if not better," the director said. "I couldn't come up with an idea, and the business reality of franchises is that when a studio has a Bourne, they're obliged to make one every couple of years. I discovered in my heart I didn't have another one in me."

Much to the delight of Bourne fans, Greengrass has apparently changed his mind.

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