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Mike Myers is Returning for Yet Another New 'Austin Powers' Sequel?

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August 12, 2011
Source: HitFix

Mike Myers as Austin Powers

Shall we shag now, or shall we shag later? Comedian/actor Mike Myers hasn't had too much success with any of his characters recently. The Love Guru was a huge flop, The Cat in the Hat was terrible, all he's got is Shrek and Austin Powers. After exhausting one franchise he's back to the other. HitFix is reporting, and this is all they say, that Myers has signed the deal to return as Austin Powers again in a third sequel. "Austin Powers 4 is coming, officially." I'm not surprised. Hollywood seems to be stuck on rebooting/restarting older franchises again (e.g. American Pie), so why not Austin Powers? Everyone loved Goldmember, right?

Goldmember was released in 2002, and the series kicked off with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery in 1997. Myers played a lot of the key characters, from Powers to the unforgettable Dr. Evil, as well as Fat Bastard, Goldmember and others. There aren't any details on the project, including who's directing, producing or writing, but I'm sure New Line Cinema is trying to get the original team back. Jay Roach directed all three of the films, then went on to direct Meet the Fockers, Recount and Dinner for Schmucks last year (which didn't do so well), so he may be available. However, this seems like a desperate run back to a character that everyone loves, I just hope they've got new ideas. Do you want more Austin Powers?

Update: Not so fast! Apparently HitFix's scoop was a dud, or maybe overhyped. Deadline's Mike Fleming is reporting that nothing is actually new at all. "No deal has yet been signed, and top New Line brass are surprised the whole thing has reared up after they made Myers an offer six months to a year ago, and hear nothing." So either HitFix knows something they don't, or it's all just a mix up. "The studio heard nothing from Myers -- until this week, when Myers' reps came out of the woodwork and expressed interest. New Line's not sure what this means. It's unclear whether Myers wants to proceed with his 2008 dad homage idea, or whether he's figured out a new way to revive [Powers]." Very interesting… We'll keep you updated.

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Reader Feedback - 44 Comments

1

The fact of the matter is that Mike Myers playing Austin Powers will always be entertaining. Even at the worst moments of the previous Powers movies Myers is hilarious. I'll see it. If they get Michael Caine back as Nigel Powers, I'll see it twice.

Jake on Aug 13, 2011

2

If they follow up with the ending of "Goldmember" and make Seth Green the main villain, I'm there opening night.

DRM on Aug 13, 2011

3

+1

JL on Aug 13, 2011

4

dude totally, they left part 3 just left us BEGGING for a 4th one, regardless if most people think Myers is washed up. I, however, am in! SETH GREEN AS THE NEW VILLAIN!! WOO!!

Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011

5

That's right! The Wiley One is beyond Quasi-Evil. Go Seth!

Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011

6

Grooovy baby - NOT! - oh wait, wrong character.....

LMA on Aug 13, 2011

7

I've been waiting for this ever since the end of Goldmember.  It seemed like the left it open so that if they wanted to go back to the franchise, they could pick up where they left off.  And if they get Jay Roach back to do this after sharpening his teeth on other projects, I see no reason to think that this won't be a hilarious movie.  Maybe they can find a place for Steve Carrell, as well.  This is very groovy news, baby.

JL on Aug 13, 2011

8

I'm in! Looking forward to the fresh characters he's got boiling in his head after all this time! Not to mention awesome cameos!

Nick Sears on Aug 13, 2011

9

Why not? I enjoyed every Powers movie. It was good fun. Powers is becoming like Bond: who will be the next Powers girl? 🙂

Quanah on Aug 13, 2011

10

Olivia Wilde?

JL on Aug 13, 2011

11

She's trending right now. 😉

JL on Aug 13, 2011

12

Dang. Good call. Let's do lunch with the casting director.

Quanah on Aug 13, 2011

13

Got any name ideas?

JL on Aug 13, 2011

14

For the character, I mean.

JL on Aug 14, 2011

15

Rachel McAdams?

Quanah on Aug 14, 2011

16

@twitter-89046279:disqus Rachel McAdams?  Not sultry enough.  Too cute.

JL on Aug 14, 2011

17

Sultry...Well, then hands down Scarlett Johansson.

Quanah on Aug 14, 2011

18

@twitter-89046279:disqus Ahhh, yes, how could I forget her?  But of course you need more than one Bond(Powers) girl, so there you have it: Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson.

JL on Aug 14, 2011

19

Oh Yeah baby!

Jimmy Love on Aug 13, 2011

20

YES AND FINALLY MAKE DIETER NEXT!! CHECK THIS  LINK OUT! HILARIOUS!!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg

wanesoul on Aug 13, 2011

21

How do you embed a thumnail? I had Odd Life of Timothy Green spoof (jpg) but couldn't figure out how to put a thumbnail. Edit: Nevermind, you can't add photo on edit, got to do it 1st time.

Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011

22

Sigh... NOW I figure it out.

Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011

23

fuck yeah

stfugtfo on Aug 13, 2011

24

So much hate on Myers, leave him be. I can not wait for this movie, it will surely be nothing less than amazing.

BATMAN on Aug 13, 2011

25

no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no...oh yeah, and no! Oh, oh, and I almost forgot... no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no...etc.

glutusmaximus on Aug 13, 2011

26

Oh and in case I wasn't clear...no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no N-O- means no!

glutusmaximus on Aug 13, 2011

27

Like this, silly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJAeD1f2YnI

JL on Aug 13, 2011

28

Oh gosh...a series almost as bad as Twlight. no wait...nothing is nearly that bad and Harry Potter is closer to Twlight.

Nate Carroll on Aug 13, 2011

29

Go beat off to Transformers somewhere else. kthxbai

ate on Aug 13, 2011

30

Harry Potter closer to Twilight?  Are you fucked in the head?

JL on Aug 14, 2011

31

HELLS YES. I can't freakin' wait for this, Do I make horny baby, do I, do I make you randy... grrr!

Adam S Dewater on Aug 13, 2011

32

Great news! I can't wait!

Spider on Aug 13, 2011

33

Airborne...great movie.

Bobby on Aug 13, 2011

34

yeah, I recently saw it and was going out of my mind during that final action/racing sequence.

Dustin Asher on Aug 13, 2011

35

I've loved all of the Austin Powers movies. I would gladly watch a fourth one. BTW...Alex Billington, this is the THIRD sequel, not the fourth. It is the fourth movie in the series but the first movie wasn't a sequel.

Alexroca1967 on Aug 13, 2011

36

I thought maybe they can go Indy 4 for this movie. Not as bad, but still an interesting idea.

Moviekid on Aug 13, 2011

37

I'm very happy to hear there's a 4th movie coming! The franchise is funny as hell, especially 'Goldmember' and I would love to see Austin Powers back in his shagadelic ways. Michael Caine was great in 'Goldmember' and would love to see his character back!

MithunOnThe.Net on Aug 13, 2011

38

I'd rather see Love Guru 2: Electric Boogaloo.

tommyturner on Aug 13, 2011

39

I agree with some of the people on here. Lets give the fourth a chance. I think these movies have a better chance of being good if left for a while to brew in some heads.

Andrew Geczy on Aug 13, 2011

40

Like Beverly Hills Cop 4?

tommyturner on Aug 13, 2011

41

this is not a reboot! Mike Myers has been talking about a fourth movie for years, and he said they will make it as soon as the whole team is available to come together.

Prafessor G Raded on Aug 13, 2011

42

Personally I loved the Austin Powers movies. I enjoyed them.

john s on Aug 15, 2011

43

I wached Goldmember the other night and laughed pretty much the whole way through... I'd certainly see a 4th. That scene where Austin is on MiniMe's shoulders kills me.

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2011

44

2 and 3 were interchangeably good, meaning they could have been released in reverse order and I'd have liked em just as much.  The whole time travel thing is great to keep storlines fresh & we still have scott evil and lord-knows whoever else mike could make himself into.  I'd see it! 

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2011

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