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Is Mike Myers on board for Austin Powers 4 or what?

08.15.2011

2012 will mark 10 years since AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER was released. I absolutely hated that film, but I was however very fond of AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY, and even THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME. But the one thing that's become very evident over the past decade and change since these films have been released, is that the film's star Mike Myers is sort of a one-trick pony. Seriously, re-watch his stuff on "SNL" and see the same jokes and material we would eventually catch in a number of his films years later.

So what that means is, of course Myers wants an AUSTIN POWERS 4. There have been some rumblings these past few days that the comedic actor was back in talks to get the franchise up and running again. HitFix reported this past Friday that Myers was actually officially signed and that the fourth film was a go, but a day later Deadline refuted that scoop. They said that the Myers camp only now began showing interest in returning to the franchise after New Line had made an offer (six months ago!) that gave the funnyman "a low upfront payday against a gross that would kick in after Warner Bros recouped its costs." By comparison, Myers made $20 mil for GOLDMEMBER plus a nice backend percentage of the film's gross. What happened in between? THE LOVE GURU in 2008, which - a bit part in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS aside - pretty much made Myers as an on screen presence go AWOL these past few years.

So while there definitely appears to be some sort of movement on the project, we'll have to wait and see what the official word is. But the real question, though: Does anyone really want another AUSTIN POWERS film a decade after the character's popularity has come and gone?
Source: Deadline

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7:58AM on 08/16/2011

Yeah, baby, yeah!

I'd shell it out for as many of these films as Mike is willing to make.
I'd shell it out for as many of these films as Mike is willing to make.
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12:09AM on 08/16/2011
Mike Myers rep says still no 'Austin Powers' deal

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Mike Myers rep says still no 'Austin Powers' deal

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9:30PM on 08/15/2011
He also did Shrek 4 but everyone pretty much forgot. Another Austin wouldn't be bad since Dieter died off before shooting.
He also did Shrek 4 but everyone pretty much forgot. Another Austin wouldn't be bad since Dieter died off before shooting.
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6:04PM on 08/15/2011
I've always wanted to see Austin Powers and Dr. Evil switch bodies, but since they're brothers and no longer feuding, it defeats that idea. Oh well.
I've always wanted to see Austin Powers and Dr. Evil switch bodies, but since they're brothers and no longer feuding, it defeats that idea. Oh well.
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4:28PM on 08/15/2011

Don't forget Cat in the Hat!

Another one of Myers' stellar starring roles since Goldmember!
Another one of Myers' stellar starring roles since Goldmember!
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3:31PM on 08/15/2011
I love all of the AP films. I also think "So I Married An Axe Murderer" was one of Mike's best movies because it was funny, original, and didn't have nine sequels. I would love to see AP4, but also just a great new story from Mike in general.
I love all of the AP films. I also think "So I Married An Axe Murderer" was one of Mike's best movies because it was funny, original, and didn't have nine sequels. I would love to see AP4, but also just a great new story from Mike in general.
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1:08PM on 08/15/2011
Austin Powers was ahead of its time. Now that today's comedies emphasize on being as raunchy as possible, I think AP4 will blow our minds.
Austin Powers was ahead of its time. Now that today's comedies emphasize on being as raunchy as possible, I think AP4 will blow our minds.
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12:51PM on 08/15/2011
As long it fits the lines of the first two films, and not recycled jokes. I don't want to watch a another installment that I can already watch at home.
As long it fits the lines of the first two films, and not recycled jokes. I don't want to watch a another installment that I can already watch at home.
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12:14PM on 08/15/2011

i'd probably see it

bring on the boatload of puns and strategically placed items that hide his junk.
bring on the boatload of puns and strategically placed items that hide his junk.
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9:16AM on 08/15/2011
I'd be down, only if this one ha d a good storyline. No need to repeat and be redundant by the fourth movie.
I'd be down, only if this one ha d a good storyline. No need to repeat and be redundant by the fourth movie.
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8:28AM on 08/15/2011

LET'S FACE IT PEOPLE

They won't change a thing about AP, because they think continuity is paramount for this kind of franchise.
BUT I'd like to see Dr Evil becoming the hero and Austin (because of some freaky accident) becomes the bad guy (he could go with Dr Evil's son to do bad stuff)...
Just a thought !
They won't change a thing about AP, because they think continuity is paramount for this kind of franchise.
BUT I'd like to see Dr Evil becoming the hero and Austin (because of some freaky accident) becomes the bad guy (he could go with Dr Evil's son to do bad stuff)...
Just a thought !
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8:17AM on 08/15/2011

Oh Behave!!!

Hayley Atwell needs to be the Powers Girl for the next film and the title should be AUSTIN POWERS: FOR YOUR THIGHS ONLY.
Can't wait!
Hayley Atwell needs to be the Powers Girl for the next film and the title should be AUSTIN POWERS: FOR YOUR THIGHS ONLY.
Can't wait!
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8:12AM on 08/15/2011

Such A Fickle Bunch...

Oh, come on now. Goldmember,while not being anywhere near the best of the series was still decent. It was the frickin' story line that was so off (Dr.Evil being Austin Powers' brother and all). The rest of it was actually pretty funny (the opening scene, Mini-me's conversion, Dr. Evil in prison, etc.). More than enough laughs in this series to allow a #4.
Oh, come on now. Goldmember,while not being anywhere near the best of the series was still decent. It was the frickin' story line that was so off (Dr.Evil being Austin Powers' brother and all). The rest of it was actually pretty funny (the opening scene, Mini-me's conversion, Dr. Evil in prison, etc.). More than enough laughs in this series to allow a #4.
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8:01AM on 08/15/2011
The first Austin Powers is funny. The second movie is funny enough for a sequel. The third movie is abysmal. I think the fourth is unlikely.
The first Austin Powers is funny. The second movie is funny enough for a sequel. The third movie is abysmal. I think the fourth is unlikely.
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5:10AM on 08/15/2011

love powers

me and my friend were actually discussing this very thing about a year ago and we said the movie would work in two ways.

first scenerio;
it is the austin powers movie we got in goldmember by that i mean, tom cruise as austin powers, kevin spacey as dr. evil, and danny devito as mini me, i mean when i heard tom cruise say oh behave i was actually thinking now this guy should actually be austin powers.

Scenerio 2
scott evil in a plan to eliminate dr. evil, powers, and even mini me. hires
me and my friend were actually discussing this very thing about a year ago and we said the movie would work in two ways.

first scenerio;
it is the austin powers movie we got in goldmember by that i mean, tom cruise as austin powers, kevin spacey as dr. evil, and danny devito as mini me, i mean when i heard tom cruise say oh behave i was actually thinking now this guy should actually be austin powers.

Scenerio 2
scott evil in a plan to eliminate dr. evil, powers, and even mini me. hires a nefarious evil man played by david bowie, who comes up with a plan to destroy his enemies with a group of hitman played by all the former bonds they can get (brosnan, connery, moore, etc.) after a series of attempts resulting in each assassins attempts failing, bowie captures powers' girlfriend and thusly actually kills her causing powers to go mad and kill the bowie character. scott gets away and powers seeks solace with his brother and mini me.
the idea behind this one is to make it a drama and comedy. the franchise is dead if they keep it going as pure spoof comedy look at scary movie franchise. however if you take the franchise in a different way the character can actually have some staying power.

either way i jsut don't want another austin powers 2
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4:29AM on 08/15/2011

Oh gawd, I was hoping this was forever buried

Loved the first one. Hated the other two. He certainly did lose his luster, and the same joke(s) can only be funny so many times. Plus, they're better when they're more subtle and a clever subtext to the movie itself is involved (like the first one).
Loved the first one. Hated the other two. He certainly did lose his luster, and the same joke(s) can only be funny so many times. Plus, they're better when they're more subtle and a clever subtext to the movie itself is involved (like the first one).
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4:16AM on 08/15/2011
Between this an Shrek, Meyers has shown that he has less talent than Adam Sandler. Which is really pathetic.
Between this an Shrek, Meyers has shown that he has less talent than Adam Sandler. Which is really pathetic.
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4:05AM on 08/15/2011
So it took them almost 10 years to decide to make yet another movie with the same jokes. I enjoy all three well enough, but they're basically the same movie with minor differences. The Boob/Penis word gag is the same, the shadows behind the curtain, not being able to drive a small vehicle, ect. If this has 100% new jokes and material then I'm down. After 10 years I'd just expect more than another retread.
So it took them almost 10 years to decide to make yet another movie with the same jokes. I enjoy all three well enough, but they're basically the same movie with minor differences. The Boob/Penis word gag is the same, the shadows behind the curtain, not being able to drive a small vehicle, ect. If this has 100% new jokes and material then I'm down. After 10 years I'd just expect more than another retread.
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3:59AM on 08/15/2011
I am sure some people, including me, will welcome back the character. Though it needs to have a clever and funny script on the lines of the first two. I really didn't mind the third, but I knew, even at a young age, that it wasn't better than the first two.
I am sure some people, including me, will welcome back the character. Though it needs to have a clever and funny script on the lines of the first two. I really didn't mind the third, but I knew, even at a young age, that it wasn't better than the first two.
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