Universal Orlando’s Terminator 2 3D attraction closed back in 2017 “to make way for an all-new live action experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise.” Rumors swirled for months that it might be replaced by a Jason Bourne stunt show, and now those rumors have a bit of new life thanks to Jim Hill, a prominent theme park blogger who recently revealed a bit more information about Universal’s one-time plan for the new stunt show.
We’ve known about this Bourne rumor for quite some time – we actually mentioned it briefly last August – but after hearing this pop up again, we realized we’ve never devoted the proper amount of real estate to it here on the site. Here’s what we know so far.
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On a recent podcast episode, Jim Hill (an expert who often has good theme park scoops) explained how Comcast, Universal’s parent company, wants more of the studio’s own intellectual property to be incorporated into Universal resorts.
“So that’s why, when they were looking at possible themes for this attraction, they of course looked at Universal Pictures’ Jason Bourne series. Over the past seventeen years, there’s been five films and the worldwide combined box office of these things is $1.6 billion…billion is the magic number…if you’re an IP that has sold over a billion dollars of tickets worldwide, you are now going to become a theme park attraction.”
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Later in the episode, Hill indicated that Universal’s plan – at least at one point – was for Bourne star Matt Damon to be involved with this attraction in some capacity:
“The assumption was, ‘OK, sometime in the next two...
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