Mike Myers appears to confirm that a fourth 'Austin Powers' movie is on the way
It's been over twenty years since Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery hit theaters. (Does that make you horny, baby?) The outrageous comedy hilariously mocked the 1960's James Bond films. Mike Meyers - no, not the serial killer from Halloween, the guy from Saturday Night Live - played Austin Powers, a womanizing British spy, cryogenically frozen in the 60's, and unthawed in the 90's. Meyers also played the villain, Dr. Evil, who concocts ridiculously overcomplicated schemes, and raises his pinky finger to his mouth when he feels excited. The voice is supposedly based on Meyers' old SNL boss, Lorne Michaels; it is not known if Lorne has a Mini-Me.
The first Austin Powers was a huge hit, spawning two sequels. The Spy Who Shagged Me introduced Mini-Me, a one-eighth-size clone of Dr. Evil, played by the late Verne Troyer, as well as Fat Bastard, a foul-mouthed, farting, morbidly obese Scottish henchman, also played by Meyers. (Having visited Scotland, I can confirm, it is an extremely accurate portrayal of Scottish people.)
The third film, Goldmember, co-starred some lady named Beyoncé Knowles (never heard of her), and introduced the character, Goldmember, a repulsive Dutch man who has a habit of peeling off his skin and eating it. (Having visited The Netherlands, I can confirm, it is an extremely accurate portrayal of Dutch people.)
Austin Powers fans have been waiting since 2002 for news about another movie. Now, at the premiere of his new film, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mike Meyers appeared to confirm that a fourth 'Austin Powers' is on the way. "It's looking good," the Waynes World star told Access Online. "They take a long time to write, they always have." He mysteriously added, "You're going to see Dr Evil soon, somewhere in the culture." I don't know what that means, but Meyers has reprised Dr. Evil twice recently.
In 2014, Dr. Evil appeared on Saturday Night Live, addressing the controversy between Sony Pictures and North Korea over the movie The Interview.
And last April, Dr. Evil appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where he spoke about getting from fired from President Trump's cabinet.
So, why has it taken so long to get Austin Powers 4 off the ground? "I've had three kids in the last six years and that's sort of where my focus has been," Meyers told Digital Spy earlier this year. "But, you know, I love doing all the characters and it's a non-stop party when we're shooting. It's fun." In 2017, Meyers spilled the oral history of Austin Powers to The Hollywood Reporter, stating "I would love to do another, but you just have to see. I was devastated by my father’s death but to have that turn into something that makes people happy is unbelievably satisfying."
Sadly, Verne Troyer died last April from alcohol poisoning, so Austin Powers would have to continue without the hilarious Mini-Me. Or they could introduce a new Mini-Me played by a different actor. I bet Peter Dinklage would do it you made him a generous offer...of ONE MILLION DOLLARS (raises pinky finger to mouth).