Is a Fourth Austin Powers in the Works?
“I would love to do another, but you just have to see,” Myers told the Hollywood Reporter in an oral history in honor of the 20th anniversary of “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.” —Mike Myers
WOW! Talk about a teaser!
It seems both Mike Myers and director Jay Roach are saying that they’re interested in a fourth installment of the franchise, and have been since Austin Powers in Goldmember was released way back in 2002.
Roach tells us,
“We have talked about [making a fourth movie] for 15 years,” he said. “We have also always said we don’t want to do it unless we came up with something that lived up to the concepts in our mind. Until Mike feels like he has a concept that earns a fourth, it won’t happen. But if it did, we have all agreed that we would be delighted to get back into it.”
Meyers developed the Austin Powers character as a tribute to his late father who he says greatly influenced him as a person as well as influencing Meyer’s brand of comedy.
“… Austin Powers was a tribute to my father, who [introduced me to] James Bond, Peter Sellers, The Beatles, The Goodies, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.”
The first film in the unexpectedly popular franchise, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, earned over $67 million worldwide. The other two installments went on to gross $300 million+ while making Myers the hottest comic at the time.
Myers followed his Austin Powers success with another pop culture shaping juggernaut, Shrek and its follow-ups.
Stay tuned to Pop Culture Pipe Bomb and me, Deven B. for news on Meyer’s and Roach’s plans to revive the franchise and other movie news.