Mike Myers Say "Yeah Baby" to a Fourth Austin Powers
08.14.11 by Chris
It's been nearly nine years since we've seen Austin Powers, that British spy who, despite need for serious dental work, was a ladies' man and brought to the masses a collection of catchphrases: "Oh, behave," "Groovy, baby," and "Yeah baby, yeah."
Well, prepare to see more of the International Man of Mystery. THR reports Mike Myers is in talks to do a fourth Austin Powers.
In addition to starring, Myers is expected to write and produce the movie.
Aside from voicing the title character in the Shrek franchise, there's been little of Myers on the big screen since he last played Powers (and Dr. Evil, Goldmember, and Fat Bastard) in 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember. Myers seemingly went into hiding after his 2008 movie, The Love Guru, bombed (he had a small part in Quentin Taratino's Inglourious Basterds). The comedy made just $40M worldwide. Not very shagadelic at all.
Despite The Love Guru there's plenty of reasons to expect audiences to return to theaters for another Austin Powers movie. Goldmember made nearly $300M worldwide, the highest in the franchise. It's surprising there was a franchise at all. The first movie, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery made just $53M, not a bad figure for a goofy comedy but it wasn't until the movie became a bigger hit on video that audiences began clamoring for more of Austin Powers.
No word yet if Austin Powers director Jay Roach will be returning for a fourth movie. Same goes for Mini-Me (Verne Troye).