A fourth “Austin Powers” flick? Yeah, child, yeah!
Mike Myers is cluing followers in on a possible, long-awaited sequel to the beloved spy spoof franchise.
However, the comic maintained throughout a current interview that he’s not at liberty to disclose any top-secret Hollywood intel.
“I can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of such a project, should it exist or not exist,” he advised listeners throughout a current interview on SiriusXM, in accordance to The Independent.
The former “Saturday Night Live” forged member added that he “would love to” do a follow-up on the story of the “International Man of Mystery” — a swinging undercover agent, time-traveling from the Nineteen Sixties, now spit 20 extra years into the long run for the reason that third installment.
Myers refused to relent to his goading host, who pushed for a affirmation.
“It was a non-confirmed confirmation confirmation,” Myers insisted.
The first “Austin Powers” film, original after James Bond’s womanizing modus operandi, premiered in 1997 with Myers deftly enjoying two fundamental roles — lead character Powers and his nemesis, Dr. Evil — alongside co-stars Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York and Mindy Sterling. Hurley’s function as Austin’s romantic pursuit was changed by one more bombshell, Heather Graham, for the 1999 sequel “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.” The third movie, dubbed “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” marked the theatrical debut of Beyoncé in 2002.
The chance of a fourth “Austin Powers” has lingered virtually for the reason that third installment left theaters. In truth, it might seem that Myers has hardly sat by an interview during which questions on it didn’t come up. As far again as 2005, he advised Entertainment Weekly he “missed” the characters, and two years later he revealed to IGN that he already had “a fully conceived idea” for one more sequel.
Following a decade of hints, the prospect was nonetheless “looking good” in 2018. Director Jay Roach has additionally acknowledged, on a number of events, his curiosity in resurrecting the story, as not too long ago as 2020.
Myers, 58, is presently selling his new present “The Pentaverate,” during which he portrays eight totally different characters (extra like caricatures). According to Netflix, the “comedy event series,” premiering Thursday, dares to reply the query: “What if a secret society has been influencing world events for the greater good since the Black Plague?” It additionally stars Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous”), Debi Mazar, Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Lydia West (“It’s a Sin”) and Richard McCabe (“The Constant Gardener”).
The Canadian comedian — whose household hails from Great Britain — has laid low for the reason that blockbuster success of the “Austin Powers” trilogy and subsequent dismal returns on his 2008 creation, “The Love Guru.”
In 2018, the “Wayne’s World” actor resurfaced as host of the revived “Gong Show” selection sequence, although closely disguised in prosthetics as a gregarious English emcee named Tommy Maitland. That identical 12 months he scored display screen time within the Oscar-winning biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Myers’ newest, “The Pentaverate,” is on the market to stream on Netflix beginning Thursday, May 5.