Damon shocked at being axed from 'Bourne' series

The 40-year-old actor, who has played secret agent Jason Bourne in three films was not even informed about the fourth film - 'The Bourne Legacy'. He only heard about the news after reading it on the internet, reported Contactmusic.

"I found out they're making another when somebody saw it on the internet. Nobody bothered to call me. I'm not in it, but even so, they'll work Bourne into the title, I guess. Universal just wants to call everything the Bourne something. So I guess they are trying to make another franchise and as they say, 'It isn't over until it's over'," said Damon.

He had sparked rumours of a departure from the franchise when director Paul Greengrass quit and Damon insisted he would not return to the role unless his pal was in charge.

Tony Gilroy, who wrote the screenplay for the first three Bourne installments, has since been hired to take over from Greengrass and confirmed earlier this year that Damon will not be a part of the new movie. 'The Bourne Legacy' is due for release in 2012.

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