Mike Myers has signed on for Austin Powers 4

Groovy baby?

According to a report by HitFix, Mike Myers has signed a deal to reprise his most famous screen role as Austin Powers, in a fourth outing for the shagadelic superspy.

Powers is surely the most famous of all Myers' big screen characters (excluding his voicework in the Shrek franchise), with Wayne Campbell coming a close second.

Seeing as he hasn't played either of those characters for almost 10 years, and in the interim we've suffered The Cat In The Hat and The Love Guru, it's not surprising that Austin's crushed velvet suit is being taken out of storage.

That said, is anyone actually clamouring for another Austin Powers movie? By the time it got to Goldmember (saved by the magnificent, cameo-packed opening sequence), it felt like the series had been wrung of every last drop of humorous potential.

There's no word on who could direct this latest instalment, and we haven't heard a hint of a possible plot, though presumably Myers will also be resuming scripting duties as well.

Myers' last onscreen appearance was a neat little role in Inglourious Basterds, and he also has a long-mooted Keith Moon biopic in the pipeline.

Pleased that Austin will swing again? Or would you rather see Wayne's World 3? Let us know!

Comments

    • Ali1748

      Aug 13th 2011, 19:36

      No thanks, Mike needs to accept that his time is over.

      Alert a moderator

    • Ali1748

      Aug 13th 2011, 19:37

      No thanks, Mike needs to accept that his time is over.

      Alert a moderator

    • OwlHenry

      Aug 13th 2011, 19:47

      Mike don`t,Ladies and Gentlemen Mike don`t.

      Alert a moderator

    • Jeffbiscuits

      Aug 14th 2011, 9:39

      I'd prefer a new Wayne's World movie...

      Alert a moderator

    • writerdave87

      Aug 14th 2011, 13:29

      The world needs another Austen Powers movie like we need another of Dalidab's movie lists.

      Alert a moderator

    • Porkchopexpress

      Aug 14th 2011, 14:34

      Awful, awful, 'Austin Powers' had it's time, let it rest. That dead horse wont flog itself I suppose, I'm already imagining some p**s poor parody of the 80s akin to 'Ashes to Ashes', but minus Gene Hunt. It will probably have Lady gaga or Katie Perry as the 'love interest', or worse Russell Brand as the villain. I'm depressing myself...

      Alert a moderator

    • writerdave87

      Aug 14th 2011, 23:53

      Sorry Dalidab who actually likes your film lists? Most seem to find them incredibly annoying.

      Alert a moderator

    • ScottFree

      Aug 15th 2011, 10:37

      Mike....YOU ARE FINISHED!

      Alert a moderator

    • blade32

      Aug 15th 2011, 13:28

      I'd like to see Austin Powers 4, but it's hard to see how it could stretch any further. Waynes World 3 would be more fun I think. Schwing!

      Alert a moderator

    • FBMSimson

      Apr 16th 2012, 20:32

      each Austin Powers installment gets a little lousier and lousier BUT they are all still fun movies. I will be seeing this on day one just to get some laughs. I hope they'll take some references from Daniel Craig bond movies ... http://austinpowers-4.blogspot.com/

      Alert a moderator