Originally Posted by Matt Damon
Bond is part of the system. He's an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. It'll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who is against the establishment, who is paranoid and on the run. I just think fundamentally they're just very different things.
No disrespect to him as an actor, but given his personal politics, I think this is just Damon's way of rationalizing his recurring lead role in an action trilogy. There was a time when he was threatening to not make any more such movies until he did some more intellectual, dramatic work.