A new instalment to 'The Bourne Identity' franchise is set to hit this summer in the form of 'Jason Bourne', seeing the return of Matt Damon in the starring role. It's a welcome comeback for the actor, after the poorly received previous flick from 2012, 'The Bourne Legacy' starring Jeremy Renner.

Matt Damon in Jason BourneJason Bourne is back and he's badder than ever

It's not that there was anything wrong with Renner's performance, it's just that Jason Bourne's story was generally a lot more engaging, and so pulling him out of retirement for a fifth instalment of the franchise is a much needed resumption to the original layout.

The Super Bowl 50 debuted the first trailer for the upcoming movie and it's safe to say Bourne's lost none of his edge. Still an accomplished marksman and exceptional unarmed combatant, he remembers everything from his career as a secret agent; everything about his involvement in Treadstone, everything about Operation Blackbriar, and everything about the history behind the numerous attempts on his life.

He's survived though, he's lost people on the way but at least he's found himself. Though when he reunites with his former partner Nicky she makes him realise that there's still a lot more to this CIA corruption saga than he knows.

Watch the trailer for 'Jason Bourne' here:


Can he be tempted to make a reappearance, having been in hiding for several years? Nicky hopes so, because what she needs more than anything now is one hell of a weapon and Bourne is her only chance. 

The film series began with 2002's 'The Bourne Identity' directed by Doug Liman which saw Matt Damon's character embarking on a mission to cure his amnesia. He discovers more and more through the series ('The Bourne Supremacy' and 'The Bourne Ultimatum') and disappears after surviving a final attack. The latter landed three Oscars for its thrilling so-called conclusion to the Bourne story.

The Tony Gilroy directed 'Bourne Legacy' continued that world with a new protagonist, Aaron Cross played by Jeremy Renner, but we're glad to have Damon back after nine years. We'll also see the return of Julia Stiles as Nicky, among new stars such as Alicia Vikander from 'The Danish Girl' and Tommy Lee Jones. Director Paul Greengrass returns at the helm, having previously worked on the second and third films.

'Jason Bourne' is set to appear in movie theaters from July 29th 2016.