Mike Myers Wants To Make Austin Powers 4 From Dr. Evil's Perspective

Austin Powers 4 could see Dr. Evil as the protagonist.

Dr. Evil

ImgurIt has nearly been 20 years since we last saw Mike Myers don those famous specs and rotten teeth but speculation over a long-gestated sequel has begun to re-emerge. The rumour chatter has been bolstered by recent remarks made by Myers himself, who spoke about what he might envision for a possible 4th outing.

Myers recently took to the press circuit to promote his latest film, Terminal, which casts the funnyman opposite Margot Robbie and Simon Pegg. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Canadian actor revealed he is not quite ready to put the spy-spoof franchise to bed, even going as far as to explain how he would like the film to play out:

"I would love to do a movie from Dr. Evil's perspective. So it would be Dr. Evil 1, Austin Powers 4, is how I would roll. Start the campaign, please. Thank you."

Whilst the need for another Austin Powers movie may not seem particularly prevalent right now, Myers' concept could certainly make for a fresh break for the Jay Roach helmed series. The success of a little film called Avengers: Infinity War certainly bodes well for the notion of bad guy as protagonist as that film too saw its villain take centre stage in utterly compelling fashion.

Whilst still firmly in rumour territory, this one may be worth keeping an eye on.

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