Mike Myers hasn't had very much success outside the SHREK films in recent years, although I loved his turn as Captain British Exposition (yes, I know, that's not his name) in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. But THE LOVE GURU did terribly and he hasn't been in many films since then. So it comes as not much of a surprise that Myers has decided to return to the role that gave him worldwide stardom - no, not Wayne, but Austin Powers, according to a HitFix exclusive (Drew's on a roll lately!).
No word on a story, or who would be directing - Jay Roach did good work in the other films, so I'd love it if he returned as well - but I can imagine Austin Powers spoofing the Bourne films and the Daniel Craig iteration of James Bond. "You guys are so serious, baby! And none of you shag with any regularity!" And Dr. Evil would return as well, I'm assuming; with all the faceless enemies of the new spy films, I'd be curious to see how Myers would spoof that with Dr. Evil. The AUSTIN POWERS movies still hold up - they're ridiculous and have the mentality of a 12-year-old watching a porno for the first time, but they're still so damn funny and enjoyable. I'm glad to have Austin Powers and Dr. Evil back. Pinky to mouth time!