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It's been nine years since we've seen super spy Jason Bourne in action, and with Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass returning to the series, it's only fitting that Julia Stiles would return as well. Her character Nicky is in every Bourne film (except that one with Jeremy Renner that on one talks about), helping out Bourne when she can. She played a big role in The Bourne Ultimatum, but it's been a long time since that movie, so who knows what Nicky's been up to all this time? Julia Stiles has dropped some details about her character and the role she has to play in Jason Bourne.
Julia Stiles recently sat down with Yahoo! Movies to talk about the upcoming action flick and the 15th anniversary of Save the Last Dance. Stiles got to dishing about what Nicky has been up to, but also how she factors into the story. Apparently, Nicky's been busy, and she's responsible for bringing Bourne out of hiding and back into the real world.
It was really interesting what I got to do in terms of where we find Nicky. She's become more rebellious and dangerous. It was nice to see her outside of the office!
Sounds like Nicky has spent her time trying to stick it to the man. Julia Stiles goes on to elaborate that she got to be involved in a big action scene in the first act, something she didn't get to do before in all the other films; she was mostly off to the side while Bourne did all the running and jumping. Stiles explained that it was great to be there and see the scene get filmed; she would even watch all the footage over Paul Greengrass' shoulder because she wanted to soak it all in.
To give us all a reminder of the Jason and Nicky dynamic, here's a clip from The Bourne Ultimatum, in which Bourne beats the snot out of an assassin who's trying to kill Nicky. It should give a good idea to the level of action we'll see in Jason Bourne.
Nicky will be sticking with Bourne for at least one action sequence, but after that, her fate is largely unknown. Do they separate and Nicky disappears into the shadows? Does she not make it out alive in that car chase action sequence? Either way, the answers will be revealed soon enough.
You can see Julia Stiles and some other guy named Matt Damon return in Jason Bourne, directed by Paul Greengrass. The film is only a few short weeks away and will hit theaters on July 29, 2016.