Edward Norton

Edward Norton

Edward Norton says that he is not a complete baddie in The Bourne Legacy and that all the characters are just black and white.

Norton takes on the role of a government agent in the movie alongside Jeremy Renner, an agent who has escaped and Rachel Weisz who plays a scientist.

And the actor believes that that is one of the most interesting aspects of the movie that all of the characters have made 'moral compromises' to do the work that they do.

Speaking to the Press Association: "If you like the piece as a whole you don't judge the character, even if he's a flat out baddie.

"But my character has embraced the idea that it is his job to do some bad things to serve a higher good. And whether that's a dangerous rationalisation or a sensible one, is for the audience to decide.

"I think that's a nice thing with a 'villain'. Tony's said this guy does have point of view, he's not happy about these things, he's not enjoying it, he's not a moustache twirler, but he is fearsome."

"What's interesting is that Tony, instead of just digging into the intelligence world, he's now involved the corporate world and the science world.

"So between Jeremy and Rachel and I, he's constructed these characters who in some ways have all made some moral compromises to do what they do, so everybody's grey, instead of black or white."

The Bourne Legacy is the first film since The Bourne Ultimatum back in 2007 and it is a film that runs alongside events in that movie rather than being a sequel.

Tony Gilroy is in the director's chair for this franchise for the first time after penning all of the scripts, including this one.

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