Mike Myers Officially In For ‘Austin Powers 4′

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Austin Powers 4 Mike Myers  Mike Myers Officially In For Austin Powers 4

Despite making boatloads of cash, the animated Shrek franchise has arguably been driven into the ground, with its third and fourth installments failing to meet the critical success of the first two. Outside of this franchise, star Mike Myers hasn’t been working too much and it’s no surprise after his last live-action feature The Love Guru was a total failure.

While many fans would love to see him reunite with Dana Carvey for another Wayne’s World, especially after they paired up to bring the sketch back more than once in recent years, we definitely are going to see Myers return to reprise his most recognizable character, the shagadelic super spy we know as Austin Powers.

HitFix just broke the news that comedian and voice actor extraordinaire, Mike Myers, has officially signed on to return as the title character in Austin Powers 4, a film which will likely take on a different title, spoofing another James Bond movie.

For years, we’ve heard murmurings of interest and movement in developing Austin Powers 4, but it’s largely been up to Myers to make it happen and he’s now decided the time is right and we can expect the movie to release in 2013.

Back in 2008, we reported that Myers had been working on the script alongside Mike McCullers who helped write the last two Austin Powers flicks, but nothing moved on that front for a two years, until director Jay Roach was asked about it at last year’s ShoWest. He explained that Myers was still pondering ideas for the next Austin Powers sequel and that he’d definitely be ready to jump back into the director’s chair (he directed the entire trilogy).

A while back there were also rumors of an Austin Powers spin-off movie that would focus on Dr. Evil but fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards anymore and we can expect him and other franchise familiars to return for fourth main franchise installment instead. Hopefully, Austin Powers 4 will bring back Michael Caine as Nigel Powers, Seth Green as Scott Evil and Verne Troyer as Mini Me, along with many of the characters Myers plays himself.

Who knows, perhaps Myers’ recent reappearances with Dana Carvey could lead to him being involved as well? Expect plenty of celebrity appearances regardless.

With the first three Austin Powers movies taking the names of International Man of Mystery, The Spy Who Shagged Me, Goldmember, what would you suggest for Austin Powers 4?

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Source: HitFix

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  1. Machine Gun Jubblies- Reloaded.

  2. Great article! So accurate.

  3. shag another day

  4. …ok “Austin Powers 4…Climaxed!”

  5. Four Eyes Only

  6. Austin powers and enemie, Foul Play

  7. Poonraker.

  8. Secretly servicing her majesty

  9. Never Say Sequel Again

  10. Confidentially, I’d like to see a young actor playing the role of an illegitimate son of Austin Powers. Wish I could tell Mike Myers, myself, but I know how all that stuff in the entertainment business works, and for legal reasons, he probably won’t take my idea.

    Anyway, I think a good title for a new Austin Powers movie would be either “Live and Let Shag,” “A View to Shag,” etc. But hey, I’m willing to wait and see what Mike Myers came up with.

  11. A view to a thrill.

  12. the spy wil shake me

  13. They should make characters called Mr. and Mrs. McNasty. They are dirty, they do not bathe. They smell bad and they are very dirty. As in they play dirty. They are bad villians. I thought of these characters.