Austin Powers first hit the screen back in 1997 – and now – reports are surfacing that Mike Myers has signed on to star in a fourth movie! The film will be the first in the series since 2002′s ‘Goldmember’, which costarred Beyonce.
It will be Myers’ first trip back to the starring live-action big screen since his 2008 bomb, “The Love Guru”; he had a small part in “Inglorious Basterds.” He’s largely focused on voice work in his big money “Shrek” series. Something about Myers and accents derived from the British isles means major success, it seems.
Myers also recently revived another one of his star characters in Wayne Campbell — albeit briefly — with Dana Carvey as Garth in a “Wayne’s World” cold opener of “Saturday Night Live” this February.
Both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline offer updates on the potential film; Deadline writesthat a fourth film has long been offered, and Myers is just now showing interest, while THR says that he is very close to signing on.
I love this idea … if the movie doesn’t suck. I hated ‘Goldmember’ it was painful to watch. This could explain why it took almost a decade to make another one.
Here’s to hoping it doesn’t suck!