Should Rob play the next Jason Bourne?
Production is rapidly forging ahead on the upcoming fourth entry in the popular “Bourne” franchise, directed by Tony Gilroy.
Here’s what we know: the movie, slated to come out in 2012, is called “The Bourne Legacy” and will further explore the series mythology by introducing a new bad guy assassin who is tangled up with the mysterious government agency Treadstone. And Matt Damon won’t be starring in it.
And because Damon won’t be there, ”Bourne Legacy” won’t have Bourne in it at all. Instead, it’ll feature an all-new superspy as the main character living in his world. This got us to thinking — who in Hollywood has the stones to step into Damon’s iconic shoes?
The possibilities are pretty much endless — Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Alex O’Laughlin? Seth Rogen? — but we’ve managed to narrow it down to a few worthy finalists. Here, then, are our top picks for the role of America’s top secret agent:
1. Mark Wahlberg
2. Idris Elba
3. Chris Pine
4. Naomi Rapace
5. Jake Gylenhaal
6. Robert Pattinson
Let’s think: what does the star of a “Bourne” movie need to do? He needs to be able to pull off action sequences; he needs to be able to do some deep brooding; and he needs to do both while looking good. A brooding, good looking action star? That’s what Pattinson’s business cards say, people. Could there be a more perfect fit for the part than RPattz? We didn’t think so either.