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Could Austin Powers 4 be coming sooner than expected?

May. 23, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Last August, it was confirmed that Mike Myers would be returning for a fourth AUSTIN POWERS movie. Since then, there has been zero movement. The movie is still listed at IMDB but there is no news beyond that.

In a recent interview, Edwina Trout, who runs the entertainment advertising blog Monkey Art Awards, was asked what advertising campaigns she is looking forward to in the next year. This was her response: "I, FRANKENSTEIN. THE GREAT GATSBY. ROBOPOCALYPSE – or is it RoboCopalypse? The new AUSTIN POWERS movie. Pretty good guess what the ME AND MY SHADOW one sheet will look like."

Those first three titles are all movies that we know are in production or already being promoted. I did some searching and found that ME AND MY SHADOW is an upcoming hand drawn animated film from Dreamworks featuring the voices of Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, and Josh Gad. ME AND MY SHADOW, being directed by Mark Dindal (THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE, CHICKEN LITTLE), tells the story of Shadow Stan, an incredibly frustrated shadow that yearns for a more dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world's most boring human. Eventually pushed to the brink, Shadow Stan breaks the singular rule of the Shadow World - "they lead, we follow."

While ME AND MY SHADOW has a 2013 release date on IMDb, this is the first hints of movement on the AUSTIN POWERS front. Could this be just a fluke? Trout seems to be in the know as far as the entertainment world goes, so she may know more than any of us. It seems hard to believe that it could have slipped through the cracks on the internet since Mike Myers has not done much since INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.

If it turns out to be true, expect more news to come soon.

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9:04AM on 05/24/2012

Mistaken

She prolly heard about the news a year ago and is like everyone else and hoping for it to come out soon. Therefore she is looking forward to it. Also, I want Waynes World 3: Garth's First Pube
She prolly heard about the news a year ago and is like everyone else and hoping for it to come out soon. Therefore she is looking forward to it. Also, I want Waynes World 3: Garth's First Pube
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2:40AM on 05/24/2012

I'd rather see

Waynes World 3
Waynes World 3
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12:03AM on 05/24/2012
ok so I'm confused. Where in this article does it say anything new about there being a new Austin Powers film? You said Edwina Trout dropped a hint about there being a new film, but I don't read that anywhere in the article. I would like to see a new Austin Powers, and Mike needs a hit soon!
ok so I'm confused. Where in this article does it say anything new about there being a new Austin Powers film? You said Edwina Trout dropped a hint about there being a new film, but I don't read that anywhere in the article. I would like to see a new Austin Powers, and Mike needs a hit soon!
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10:48PM on 05/23/2012
. . . or never at all?
. . . or never at all?
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7:56PM on 05/23/2012
The first one was hilarious. The 2nd, only servicable, the 3rd was wretched.

Having said that I'd be up for another one as long as they come up with a new villain and leave Dr. Evil behind.

In the Bond films, you don't have the same villain film after film. I think that was the problem with the 2nd and 3rd Austin powers. Rather than have the new baddies take 2nd stage, they should have replaced Dr. Evil. I think this would have made the sequels feel a bit more fresh, rather than Dr.
The first one was hilarious. The 2nd, only servicable, the 3rd was wretched.

Having said that I'd be up for another one as long as they come up with a new villain and leave Dr. Evil behind.

In the Bond films, you don't have the same villain film after film. I think that was the problem with the 2nd and 3rd Austin powers. Rather than have the new baddies take 2nd stage, they should have replaced Dr. Evil. I think this would have made the sequels feel a bit more fresh, rather than Dr. Evil rehashes.

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8:07AM on 05/24/2012
Ironic, cause I thought Dr Evil was the only thing that made the sequels watchable in the least.
Ironic, cause I thought Dr Evil was the only thing that made the sequels watchable in the least.
7:32PM on 05/23/2012

Myers really needs this, we dont

i loved the first one, it was a great take on 60's Bond in the modern age but after that it was all about poop jokes.
i loved the first one, it was a great take on 60's Bond in the modern age but after that it was all about poop jokes.
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6:47PM on 05/23/2012

I'm down for a fourth

Granted the 3rd movie was my less favorite it was still funny. i'm down for a fourth. shit....even repeat the same jokes...they make me laugh.
Granted the 3rd movie was my less favorite it was still funny. i'm down for a fourth. shit....even repeat the same jokes...they make me laugh.
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6:20PM on 05/23/2012
I remember when Meyers used to actually make comedies. That was waaaaay back in the early 90's. Yup. 20 years ago.

Instead, all he does now is hump the same old, decayed corpse of a horse that became a parody of itself ten years ago.
I remember when Meyers used to actually make comedies. That was waaaaay back in the early 90's. Yup. 20 years ago.

Instead, all he does now is hump the same old, decayed corpse of a horse that became a parody of itself ten years ago.
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5:46PM on 05/23/2012

Really?

#3 was fucking useless...as much as I love Beyonce. Mike Myers hasn't done anything funny(and I mean Anything funny) in 10 years...

I also completely fucking forgot he was in INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.

Let see what happens.
#3 was fucking useless...as much as I love Beyonce. Mike Myers hasn't done anything funny(and I mean Anything funny) in 10 years...

I also completely fucking forgot he was in INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.

Let see what happens.
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10:08PM on 05/23/2012
Funny you said that Jmontilla...I was thinking the same thing about him in Inglorious Bastards...and now I have to go watch it again. HA.
Funny you said that Jmontilla...I was thinking the same thing about him in Inglorious Bastards...and now I have to go watch it again. HA.
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5:38PM on 05/23/2012
Please Mike, just stop. You're climbing down the same hole adam sandler went down in.
Please Mike, just stop. You're climbing down the same hole adam sandler went down in.
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5:32PM on 05/23/2012
I loved the first two movies, but have no use for #3 and a fourth one makes me nervous. Especially considering this is Myers coming off the Love Guru. A talented writer could still get some mileage out of a great character like Powers, but great comedy writers are scarce on the ground these days. Only time and a trailer will tell
I loved the first two movies, but have no use for #3 and a fourth one makes me nervous. Especially considering this is Myers coming off the Love Guru. A talented writer could still get some mileage out of a great character like Powers, but great comedy writers are scarce on the ground these days. Only time and a trailer will tell
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