Matt Damon may be reprising his role as Jason Bourne in a new instalment of the series, according to reports.

Deadline has reported that the actor and director Paul Greengrass are in talks with Universal Pictures to reunite for their third movie together in the franchise.

According to the website, Universal plans to move back its next Bourne spinoff sequel starring Jeremy Renner so that Damon and Greengrass's new film would be released on July 16, 2016, the date previously assigned to Renner's as yet untitled Bourne movie.

Renner's latest Bourne film, which is to be directed by Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) is still in development.

Universal or has not yet commented on the report.