Mike Myers not yet confirmed for Austin Powers 4?

Things aren’t so groovy for the spy spoof sequel

Contrary to previous reports, it would appear that Mike Myers hasn’t officially signed on for Austin Powers 4 just yet.

Following earlier news that Austin Powers 4 was definitely in the pipeline, Deadline are reporting that the recent news has come as something of a surprise for a skeptical New Line.

Myers has apparently only just responded to an Austin Powers offer that the company made to him almost a year ago, but so far he has only expressed interest and negotiations are still underway.

In 2008, it was proposed that Austin 4 would focus on the relationship between Dr Evil and his son Scotty (Seth Green) but after The Love Guru flopped in cinemas, Myers disappeared from the big screen (besides a cameo in Inglourious Basterds) and the project was dropped.

It is unknown whether the Austin Powers 4 that is currently being discussed will use the same plot, or whether Myers has new plans for the shagadelic spy.

In any case, bringing back a franchise that has been absent for such a long time will be a huge risk for both parties.

Does Mike have the Powers to make Austin 4 a hit? Tell us your thoughts!

Comments

    • billchich82

      Aug 15th 2011, 17:23

      Just leave it be, By the third film the joke had worn thin to say the least. I have yet to make it through The Love Guru and in honesty i never plan to. Myers needs to do sopmething original and specail to win us back over. I dont think rehashing old jokes is the answer. Far from f**king groovy,baby!

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    • thegedman

      Aug 15th 2011, 23:26

      Dear lord no please nooooooooooooooooo

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    • blade32

      Aug 16th 2011, 13:27

      who wrote this article? "In any case, bringing back a franchise that has been absent for such a long time will be a huge risk for both parties." How will it be a huge risk? There's a massive fan base out there who'll be happy to see Myers return to his classic charecter. The last one was only ten years ago, not 100. it's not like we've all died in the meantime!

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    • fazimundo

      Aug 16th 2011, 14:04

      @blade32 I wrote this article! You honestly think that a joke that's ten years old might be as successful now as it was then? The last Austin film was a 12a, if the next one is, how many of the younger generation are even going to know who Mike Myers is? Very few I'll bet.

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