Unlike most comedy sequels, the Austin Powers franchise only became more successful at the box office with each additional outing (sorry, Neighbors 2), with Austin Powers in Goldmember generating $300 million worldwide. It’s been 14 years since Mike Myers last donned the mop-top and spouted a bunch of delightfully cheesy innuendoes, and though we may not be any closer to a fourth Austin Powers outing, director Jay Roach says it could still very much happen.
Aside from voiceover work in the ‘Shrek’ franchise, the last time Mike Myers headlined on the big screen was in 2008′s disastrous box-office and critical flop, ‘The Love Guru.’
Now, the ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum is going back to the tried and true. He’s signed on to reprise the randy, dental-hygienically-challenged British spy Austin Powers in a fourth installment of the movie series.