Hollywood actor Matt Damon insists his next outing in the BOURNE action franchise is at least "five years away" because movie bosses want the upcoming fourth film to be a prequel.
The thriller series was thrown into jeopardy last year (09) when director Paul Greengrass announced he will no longer be involved with the pictures.
Damon subsequently confirmed his commitment to Bourne, with fans expecting him to reprise his leading role for a fourth movie in the next few years.
But the star has confirmed it will be a long time before he is back on the big screen as tough guy Jason Bourne, because there will be a prequel featuring a new actor first.
He says, "There'll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one. We're probably five years away from another one. We've got to get a script."