Jeremy Renner is set to reprise his role as Aaron Cross in a fifth instalment of the Bourne franchise, according to Variety.

The 42-year-old actor made his Bourne debut in 2012's The Bourne Legacy.

Based on the series of books by Robert Ludlum, the movie franchise has been one of Universal's most consistent performers at the box office, with The Bourne Legacy taking in $276 million worldwide.

Matt Damon, who played protagonist Jason Bourne in the first three films, previously suggested that he would only come back if director Paul Greengrass returned to the franchise.