We already know Damon won't be returning for 'Legacy', and that while the film will still remain in a universe that includes the Jason Bourne character (in a way that might open it up for Damon to return in a future installment), this next sequel will star a whole new character. But which actor will take over for Damon? Well, consider the rumor mill officially open for business, as the NY Post is reporting that during an after-party for James Franco's new Oscar buzz-worthy '127 Hours,' Tony Gilroy "made a beeline for Franco, asking to be introduced to him." Of course, Gilroy could be a fan, but this is Hollywood, and business never completely rests.
Picking Franco would give a new twist to the franchise while sticking with the unlikely star aspect. Matt Damon was a surprising choice for Bourne, but turned out to have an inner action hero buried inside him. Franco would likely give the character a more charismatic twist, while potentially revealing further acting talents. Let's face it -- 'Howl' and now '127 Hours' are showing a different side of Franco, who's more than just a freak with the geeks.
Do you think Franco could be a worthy replacement? If not Franco, who should be the next Bourne?