It might have been 15 years since ‘Goldmember’, but Mike Myers is still mulling a return for his international man of mystery, Austin Powers.
In an oral history piece for The Hollywood Reporter, which looks back at the 20th anniversary of that first movie, Myers talks about the inspiration for the movies, which came from his late father.
Though Myers grew up in Toronto, both his parents were from Liverpool, which is how he developed his obsession with British culture, and his desire to make the Austin Powers movies.
“I would love to do another, but you just have to see,” he said.
“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.”
Whether this could turn into a reprisal of his dual roles of Austin Powers and his nemesis Dr Evil, who knows, but the movies did big business for their studio New Line.
In all, they made nearly $700 million, over $1 billion accounting for inflation these days.
They also drew in celebrities by the dozen.
‘Goldmember’ alone stacked up cameos from Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, Steve Spielberg, Britney Spears, John Travolta, Quincy Jones, Willie Nelson and Burt Bacharach.
Myers, meanwhile, has taken to directing since then, helming the documentaries ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon’ and ‘I Am Chris Farley’ in recent years.