Austin Powers 4 Is Still Happening, And It's Unimaginable
Mike Myers talked about making another Austin Powers movie after The Love Guru was revealed to be one of the worst movies ever made, but we haven’t heard anything about it in a couple of years. It seems it’s still happening. Powers director Jay Roach offered an update on Austin Powers 4 to MTV and says Mike is “working on ideas for it, people are definitely talking about it and I'm all good for it.”
One problem: Anyone who saw Love Guru and Austin Powers 3 knows that Mike Myers is as out of jokes as the Austin Powers franchise is out of gas. Powers peaked with number 2 (insert Myers wink at the camera here). Where could they possibly take this franchise that won’t bore us to death? He’s been to the moon with a midget inside his pants. What’s left? Roach thinks there’s more to do. He says they’re taking it, “Somewhere you haven’t thought of.” I guess that means it’s going to be funny?
Here’s my Austin Powers 4 pitch, and it’s really the only thing that makes any sense. No one cares about Austin Powers or that Goldmember jerk from the third movie. The only thing anyone’s even remotely interested in seeing is Doctor Evil. So ditch Powers entirely and just make this a Doctor Evil movie. Use Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible web series as a template, insert the requisite number of shorn scrotum jokes, and maybe you’ll have something. Ok you probably won’t have something but at least you’d be giving it your best shot.
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