In a December 2020 interview with The Playlist, Greengrass said that he has no idea what Universal has planned for the Bourne franchise, and cast doubt on whether he’d be involved in Jason Bourne 6. Although, surprisingly, he did say he’d be interested in seeing another sequel, telling the outlet that he’d be “first in line.” It’s also clear that Greengrass enjoyed working with Matt Damon and Universal when working on Supremacy, Identity, and Jason Bourne, but he feels his time helming the franchise should come to an end now.
“It hasn’t come up recently, so I actually don’t know what their plans are [for Jason Bourne 6]. I’m sure they’ll make more Bourne movies, I hope so. I don’t know whether I’ll be involved, but I’ve done my stint really, haven’t I? Let’s be honest,” said Greengrass. “But I love a Bourne movie, and I love the actor, and I wish them well.”
The obvious question about Jason Bourne 6 is where can the story go from here? After all, the former-amnesiac super-spy has his memories back, and he’s purged the CIA of Blackbriar, the original Treadstone program, and all the shadowy figures who were manipulating him. The personal aspect of Bourne’s mystery was the hook of the franchise; without that, it’s questionable whether it would be worth pushing this tortured hero any further. And while it would be interesting to see Bourne as a villain, after four whole films of character development, it might not make sense for him to transform into an antagonist.