The parade of sequels keeps on coming, and it freaks us out, baby! It looks like after nine years, Mike Myers is bringing Austin Powers back to the big screen, and annoying British-accented catch phrases back to middle schools. HitFlix’s Drew McWeeny is reporting that the comedian has just signed on for a role in what is arguably his most famous and well-loved franchise. So far there’ s no official word on the plot or director, but it’s slated to be hashed out with Myers’ confidant and former director Jay Roach.
Mike has been surprisingly quiet lately, not offering up any live action staring roles since 2008’s summer disaster The Love Guru. The man of many faces is notoriously picky about which characters he wants to bring to the screen. He’s famously killed several big screen/big budget adaptions of his Saturday Night Live creations, including Dieter from Sprockets and Linda Richmond from Coffee Talk. Even though it seemed like he intended 2002’s Goldmember to wrap up the Austin Powers saga (tellingly ending it with a ‘The End’ placed before the credits), we guess Mike feels like there’s more of a story to tell. Or the bills are stacking up now that the Shrek series is finished. Either way, someone is about to get shagged.
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