Matt Damon has all but ruled out the possibility of a return to the Jason Bourne film franchise.

The original star of the series admitted that it would be difficult to reintroduce his character to the story following the events of the recent Jeremy Renner-fronted Bourne Legacy.

"From what I understand, it kind of relives [The Bourne Ultimatum] from a different perspective," Damon told Movieline.

"What that means, because they use our actors and characters, is that whatever they said [in Legacy] is true and so we'd have to acknowledge it in any Bourne movie that we'd do.

"That makes it really tough. I don't think we can do the Dallas 'It-was-all-a-dream' scenario. I don't think the audience would go for that after they paid money to see a movie."