Jeremy Renner insists he did not feel any pressure replacing Matt Damon in the Bourne franchise.
Speaking at the world premiere of The Bourne Legacy in New York, he said: "How tremendous they performed in those last three movies, that set the bar for like pace and tone and ferocity of actions.
"So it actually helped, gave you an idea of what it was going to feel like and the outcome was going to be like."
The hugely successful espionage franchise follows the story of Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon, a former CIA agent suffering amnesia.
Legacy however, introduces a new star in the form of Aaron Cross, portrayed by Renner.
"This film lifts the curtain on the last three films and we see what was really going on," said Rachel Weisz.
Weisz plays leading lady, Dr. Marta Shearing.
She added: "In a way both Jeremy and myself are pawns of the government but we get thrown together and neither of us can live without the other."
The Bourne Legacy hits UK cinemas on August 10.