Matt Damon says British actor Idris Elba should be the next James Bond at the European premiere of ''Jason Bourne'' in London. John Russell reports.
Matt Damon stepped backed into the shoes of "Jason Bourne" - and onto the red carpet for the London premiere of the the fifth installment of the "Bourne" movie franchise. Damon, who sat out the fourth movie in the series, returns 9 years after his last turn as the troubled former CIA assassin, calling the reunion fun and challenging. SOUNDBITE Matt Damon sayign (English): "It was hard to get ready for it, much harder than when I was 29 - I'm 45 now, so it's whole different animal. But you know, that's a good problem to have." In the latest Bourne edition - Damon reunites with co-star Julia Stiles who returns as fellow operative "Nicky Parsons" while Alicia Vikander, a longtime "Bourne" fan herself, debuts as a prodigy hacker in the CIA director's team. And speaking of secret agents, on the red carpet Damon told Reuters that he had little doubt about who he would back as the next actor to play MI6 spy, James Bond: British actor Idris Elba. SOUNDBITE Matt Damon saying (English): "I like Idris - yeah, I think he's brilliant," said Damon. "I'll watch him in anything and he makes everything he's in better. He would make that franchise better." "Jason Bourne" hits movie theatres from July 27.