Mike Myers Says He Would Love To Do Another 'Austin Powers' Movie
By Latifah Muhammad
Mike Myers may be ready to slip back into a familiar character.
The 53-year-old comedian reflected on the upcoming 20th anniversary of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and how his father's death inspired him to create the hilarious British spy character.
"After my dad died in 1991, I was taking stock of his influence on me as a person and his influence on me with comedy in general," Myers said in an interview with Hollywood Reporter, published on Thursday. "So Austin Powers was a tribute to my father, who [introduced me to] James Bond, Peter Sellers, The Beatles, The Goodies, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore."
Austin Powers debuted on May 2, 1997, the sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, hit theaters in 1999, and was followed by 2002's Austin Powers: Gold Member, co-starring Beyonce. All three films were directed by Jay Roach.
The film series also spawned unforgettable supporting characters like Dr. Evil (Myers) and his sidekick, Mini-Me, played by Vern Troyer.
Myers, who voiced the lovable green ogre in Shrek, and co-created the cult classic Wayne's World, has had lots of success on the silver screen. But he wouldn't mind doing another Powers film.
"I would love to do another, but you just have to see," the Saturday Night Live alum confessed. "I was devastated by my father's death. But to have that turn into something that makes people happy is unbelievably satisfying. It's that kind of stuff you never get used to or get tired of."