Mike Myers "Would Love to Do Another" 'Austin Powers' Movie
Director Jay Roach also reveals how Myers's ass almost landed them an R-rating
Published Apr 27, 2017Next month marks the 20th anniversary of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and in reflecting on its shagadelic two decades, Mike Myers and director Jay Roach have revealed that the possibility of a fourth film in the franchise has been talked about.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in reflecting on 20 years since the first Austin Powers film, Roach revealed that he and Myers had been talking about making a fourth instalment "for 15 years," saying that "we don't want to do it unless we came up with something that lived up to the concepts in our mind."
Myers added, "I would love to do another, but you just have to see. 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."
"Until Mike feels like he has a concept that earns a fourth, it won't happen," Roach said. "But if it did, we have all agreed that we would be delighted to get back into it."
The interview also features a number of humorous anecdotes surrounding the film's creation, including having to make a key edits to keep the film below an R-rating.
"The nudity blocking was something the MPAA wanted to be sure we didn't go too far with: the cheeky phallic references, like Elizabeth [Hurley] biting the sausage and holding the melons up. But they were all pretty innocent body-shape jokes," Roach explained.
The MPAA's biggest request, however, pertained to one shot of Myers's rear end in which they felt there was too much cheek.
"The only thing they asked us to do in the final cut, which was kind of surprising to me, was they thought there was too much butt-cheek on Mike when he got thawed out, so I went for a slightly more profile version," Roach recalled.
Myers also alluded to the possibility of making more Wayne's World last year. Read the entire interview here.