Matt Damon, star of the Bourne franchise has spilled some juicy details on his upcoming fourth adventure as the spy. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Damon described the new movie, which hits cinemas in July next year, as being set in a ‘post-Snowden world'.

Matt DamonMatt Damon stars returns as Jason Bourne in the franchise's next installment.

"Without giving too much of it away, it's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world," Damon said. "It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”

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The actor also gave away some of the locations that we’ll see in the new movie. “We’re starting in Greece, you know, the beginning of democracy,” he said. “And the movie ends in Las Vegas, the most grotesque incarnation of….” Damon added before trailing off.

As for why it took so long for him and director Paul Greengrass to return to the franchise Damon explained, "We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind of had to wait for the world to change. What does the character have to say (now)?”

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The new Bourne movie also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Viggo Mortensen and sees Julia Stiles make her return to the franchise. It is scheduled to hit theatres on July 29, 2016.