2016 is mere days away, and in anticipation of the New Year, studios are taking the opportunity to tout their biggest releases. As such, new images from the untitled new Bourne movie starring Matt Damon and Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have landed online.
For Bourne 5 (not the official title), there’s plenty of reason to be excited. After years of saying he was done with the franchise unless Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass returned, Damon is back with Greengrass at the helm, and this time he’s credited as co-writer on the project alongside Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.
Not so surprisingly, the film finds Bourne tackling timely issues like cyberwarfare and civil liberties now that the franchise takes place in a post-Snowden world, and indeed EW reveals that Alicia Vikander (the breakout actress of 2015, hands down) plays a cyberspecialist in the picture, while Tommy Lee Jones fills the role of an old-school CIA agent.
As for Fantastic Beasts, the spinoff takes place decades before Harry Potter and finds magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) on the streets of New York City, trying to contain his many magical beasts that have escaped his briefcase and are running rampant in a very anti-magic America. This new photo shows Scamander with other new core characters, including a no-Maj named Jacob (Dan Fogler) and a witch played by Katherine Waterston.
Check out both new images below. Bourne 5 opens in theaters on July 28, 2016 and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is slated for release on November 18, 2016.