New Line Cinema is 'keen on making a standalone Dr. Evil movie'
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New Line Cinema reportedly wants to make a Dr. Evil spin-off movie from the Austin Powers universe.
According to a report from Puck, Matthew Belloni suggests the raunchy comedy franchises are set to make a comeback, and you can have a discussion about the film genre without mentioning the beloved spy parody series.
He wrote: “New Line [Cinema], I’m told, would like to make a Dr. Evil movie, if Mike Myers would stop soiling his brand with crap like The Pentaverate.”
Rumours have been circulating about an upcoming Austin Powers flick for years, but, if Belloni's report is anything to go off then, the next instalment could focus on the villain instead to breathe new life into the franchise.
While Dr. Evil hasn’t graced the big screen in over two decades, the eccentric antagonist made a comeback of sorts in 2018.
He poked fun at Donald Trump, reigning as President while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
In the skit, Austin Powers’ arch nemesis confirmed that he was the latest to be fired from the Trump administration shortly after former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned.
The video has since earned over five million views, with many pleading for Dr. Evil to return to our screens officially.
One person wrote: “He makes an even better Dr. Evil now that he's older. Hope they make a 4th Austin Powers!”
Another said: “This was a real treat to watch. I miss his Austin Powers days so much.”
While another commented: “Can't even begin to tell you how much better we feel knowing Mike Meyers is back!!!”
In May, Mike Myers sat down with SiriusXM's Jess Cagle, and he didn’t rule out the idea of the comedy film franchise getting a revamp.
He said: “I can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of such a project, should it exist or not exist.”
Wow, someone has been heavily media trained.
Cagle's SiriusXM co-host Julia Cunningham responded: "It feels like 'yes,' I'm sorry. It feels like you want to say yes."
Jess added: "It feels like a confirmation that it's gonna be announced."
The 59-year-old actor responded: “It was a non-confirmed confirmation confirmation.”
Oh my god, stop toying with our emotions.
Throw me a frickin bone Scotty!