Jeremy Renner will replace Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. 

The latest entry in the Bourne series will be the first to not include Matt Damon, who built his action-movie career in large part off his portrayal of Jason Bourne in the blockbuster movies.

He is replaced by the highly-capable Jeremy Renner, who led The Hurt Locker to a Best Bicture Oscar Award in 2009, and last year moved in on another action-film series, Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible movies, by starring in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

But Renner is not actually playing Jason Bourne himself. Instead he is playing another spy on the run from authorities, meaning Matt Damon is not being replaced as his recurring character, but only as the films' leading star.

A two-time Oscar Nominee (for The Hurt Locker and The Town), Jeremy Renner is one of the newest It guys in Hollywood, and his new station as the face of the Bourne franchise will only further cement his status as one of the top men to watch on the silver screen.

Also starring Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz, The Bourne Legacy is slated to be another rollicking adventure, filled with spies, chase scenes and psychological thrills.

IMDB describes the plot of The Bourne Legacy as follows: A story centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum's novels.

Damon has said that he would be willing to return to the Bourne films, but for now is sitting them out.

The short trailer below will give you a taste of Bourne Legacy, due in theaters this summer: