Comedian Mike Myers is stepping back in time to reprise his role as 1960s spy Austin Powers for another instalment of the hit film franchise.
Late last year Roach hinted to Collider.com that he was keen to do a film centred on the character of Dr. Evil and his son Scott Evil.
The Austin Powers franchise has always performed strongly at the box office, with the second two Powers flicks making it into the top 200 grossing US films of all time (each earning more than $US200 million in domestic theatres). Because the International Man of Mystery has to look stylish while he battles evil – Dr. Evil, that is – in the fourth installment of the Austin Powers series.
HitFix reported Friday that Mike Myers inked a deal to reprise the role as the flamboyant Brit. Perhaps a fourth Austin Powers film will help catapult him back into Hollywood's good graces. It's surprising, then, that the third film Goldmember was released in 2002, and nary a word has been heard about Mr. Powers since.