Report: Mike Myers is Back for Austin Powers 4

austinpowers300.jpgIt has been ten years since Mike Myers last brought his swingin' 'tude and awful dentistry to international man of mystery Austin Powers, and perhaps for good reason -- by the time Myers rolled around the 1970s with Beyonce's Foxxy Cleopatra in 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember, the series had lost some of its driving mojo. Now, after taking a decade to recharge, the franchise is said to be headed back to the spotlight with a new sequel, according to a report by HitFix's Drew McWeeny.

While a fourth Austin Powers film had been long-discussed, it seemed star Myers wasn't quite ready to reprise the character. Director Jay Roach previously told Movieline he was waiting for the day Myers was a go -- and the time may be now for a new sequel to move forward.

Confirming that Myers "just closed his deal to return to the role," Hitfix reports that Austin Powers 4 is officially on. No further details are available regarding a director or plot, but Roach recently filmed Game Change for HBO and was set to begin filming the political comedy Southern Rivals, with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, this fall.

So... are we ready for "Yeah, baby!" to re-enter the pop cultural lexicon?

· Exclusive: Mike Myers is signed, sealed, delivered for 'Austin Powers 4' [Hitfix]


  • Furious D says:

    Mike must be running out of money.

  • SunnydaZe says:


  • ILDC says:

    I'm confident he's only doing this because The Love Guru, which tried to be Austin Powers 4, flopped.

  • Dimo says:

    There are truly not enough OOOOOOs in this world my friend.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Unfortunately, all those OOOOOOOs will be appearing in Myers' paycheck for the film....

  • The WInchester says:

    This means no Love Guru 2?!?!
    There's no justice in this world.

  • Christopher says:

    fucking christ somebody shoot me.

  • casting couch says:

    What happened to Wayne’s World 3?

  • The Cantankerist says:

    Thank God. There were so many unanswered questions.

  • NYC Rex says:

    Well, he DID lose a ton of money in his divorce.
    That being said, this guy's like that Usual Suspects line about the greatest trick the devil ever pulled, except you can swap "he didn't exist" with "Mike Myers is talented."

  • Megan says:

    I adored the first two movies, I really did. But the third one was so insufferably bad, that it nearly ruined all the good memories me. Fat Bastard's lipo/resulting vagina neck; Scott Evil's bald head and descent into madness; Dr. Evil and Austin Powers being brothers (oops--SPOILER!); Beyonce mere participation....just too much awfulness to name. I can't even imagine what atrocities a fourth installment would bring.