There wasn’t a hotter movie property in the late 90’s and early 2000’s than Mike Myers’ Austin Powers franchise. Directing those movies was the famed Jay Roach, and with the two together it produced some of the best post-SNL comedy films of all-time.
However, there hasn’t been an Austin Powers movie since Goldmember came out in 2002. That could be changing though, as Roach recently gave an interview to Larry King and flat-out said that Myers and himself have kicked around the idea in a serious fashion.
“You know, [Mike Myers and I] talk about it every time we get together. I would say it’s in a latent phase right now, but someday if we find the right idea that seems to have it earn itself, for sure. Mike gave me the break of a lifetime in letting me direct [Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery] so I’m always good to go.”
Don’t get your hopes up for some comedy gold though, as we’ve all heard the rumors of a 4th installment before. In fact, back in 2011 it appears a deal was nearly done for the movie to go forward and obviously that never materialized.
What seems to be holding up this long-rumored project is a theme and a script that makes sense to the times we are in and to the plot line of the original trilogy of films. Finding that mix is key to making sure this isn’t just a money-grabbing attempt to capitalize on the name of a series of films so famous to those early millennials.
The other question at hand is just how as Seth Green’s character of Scott Evil reformed Dr. Evil’s empire of shenanigans and bumbling evil plans?
[UPROXX/Photo: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery]