Roughly a decade after disappearing in the East River, Jason Bourne is finally resurfacing at a cineplex near you. The fifth installment of the Matt Damon-dominated series boasts more complicated backstory, new characters, timely cybersecurity and privacy plot elements, a 170-vehicle chase sequence, and, if the sound at the end of this trailer is for real, something like brass-knuckle implants, baby!
Don't expect Bourne to net Ol' Metal Mitts another Golden Globe for best musical, but do expect its high-octane set pieces to elicit a few exclamations of "Sick, dude!'", and to add to the franchise's already-fat $1.2 billion global box office purse. Since it's been awhile since the last Bourne, we made a cheat sheet detailing everything that has happened ahead of the latest sequel, out Friday.
(Warning: Substantial spoilers for The Bourne Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum, and Legacy -- Damon's first, second, and third films, plus the Jeremy Renner-led spin-off, respectively -- follow.)