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After 'the release of 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon hedged their bets on a third sequel.

In December, Greengrass released a statement saying he would not be signing on to direct a fourth installment of the franchise, and Damon made headlines by saying he wouldn't do another 'Bourne' movie without Greengrass.

But confusing matters -- and raising the hopes of many 'Bourne' fans -- Damon insisted that he thought Greengrass would eventually return. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly he said, "I wouldn't do it without him, but I don't feel like he's done with it totally. I think he'd change his mind if a good script came along. If there was a great 'Bourne' idea, he would love to do it. It's a big part of his life, too. We're still going to keep working together -- and hopefully on another 'Bourne' movie, too." After 'the release of 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon hedged their bets on a third sequel.

In December, Greengrass released a statement saying he would not be signing on to direct a fourth installment of the franchise, and Damon made headlines by saying he wouldn't do another 'Bourne' movie without Greengrass.

But confusing matters -- and raising the hopes of many 'Bourne' fans -- Damon insisted that he thought Greengrass would eventually return. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly he said, "I wouldn't do it without him, but I don't feel like he's done with it totally. I think he'd change his mind if a good script came along. If there was a great 'Bourne' idea, he would love to do it. It's a big part of his life, too. We're still going to keep working together -- and hopefully on another 'Bourne' movie, too."

With their latest project, 'Green Zone,' hitting theaters March 11, Greengrass and Damon are back in the spotlight and being asked -- yet again -- about their potential involvement in 'Bourne 4.' This time around, Greengrass is making himself crystal clear: Sorry folks, he won't be returning.

In an interview with CHUD.com posted today, Greengrass said, "I have moved on ... It just happens with franchises; you get to a point where you feel like you've done it .... In the end in your creative journey through life you need new challenges, and I've come to that place."

He went on to say that he expects 'Bourne' to continue without him, saying, "They need to find someone else to come in to take it in a new direction I wouldn't have thought of and it will be better."

Whether Damon will be a part of that new direction remains unclear. According to Showbiz 411, when asked about 'Bourne 4' at last night's 'Green Zone' premiere, Damon simply shrugged. Hey, a shrug isn't a solid "No." Let the speculation continue!