Mike Myers to Make More Austin Powers - Dr. Evil to Star
How many of you actually really enjoyed the third Austin Powers (titled Goldmember)? I personally love the second one the most, but the whole series is classic, rare for a complete trilogy. But a more important question, despite essentially being the villain, who couldn't love Dr. Evil?! He's become the second most recognized character from the Austin Powers movies, and now he's going to get his own film, or so we hope. Mike Myers spoke recently in promotion of Shrek 3, and mentioned briefly the possibility of an Austin Powers 4.
At Rotten Tomatoes, when asked about a possible return to Austin Powers in the future, here's what Myers had to say.
"There is one that we have an idea about. The only thing I will say is that it's entirely from Dr. Evil's point of view. It would be the first of his trilogy."
When asked if a trilogy might be too daunting of a task, Myers replied, "That was a joke. I just love the bluster of saying that it's a trilogy. Yes, it's a twenty-five part series. No it's not. I'm just joking."
I'm not sure with the way he answered to take the entire statement about a fourth movie with Dr. Evil seriously at all, or whether he just meant the trilogy. We don't want another debacle like with Avi Arad and the Hulk being grey, so let's leave this one as a rumor until some real confirmation comes around.
Myers did also go on to confirm that The Love Guru would be his next movie and that it would start filming in August, as we've talked about before here. I'm open to a fourth Austin Powers, as I really think Mike Myers is one of the only original comedic actors and filmmakers in Hollywood these days, and he could pull something great off.