Mike Myers has an interesting take on what might make a good entry into the Austin Powers franchise.
The 54-year-old Canadian funnyman was at the Hollywood premiere of his new movie Terminal on Tuesday night, drinking in his role in a movie since 2009’s Inglourious Basterds. The new movie stars Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher, and Max Irons, with Myers playing a supporting role in the dramatic heist thriller.
Terminal showcases the story of two hitmen hired by a mysterious employer for a dangerous, high-stakes mission. Myers plays a goofy janitor who is more than he appears--which almost guarantees he’ll turn out to be that mysterious employer, but we haven’t seen the movie so this is just a guess and it doesn’t count as spoilers.
Myers was also taking the time to chat up reporters, and he had an interesting tidbit to drop for ET’s Nischelle Turner.
"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," he said. "Start the campaign, please. Thank you."
The last Austin Powers film was in 2002’s Goldmember. Unfortunately, with the recent passing of Verne Troyer, any reprised Dr. Evil will be sadly without his tiny compatriot, Mini-Me.
As for Terminal, Myers was excited but unable to drop too many hints lest he gives away the entire plot of the movie. “It's a very, very wonderful, entertaining -- I can't even talk about it, there's so many twists and turns," he told ET. "You'll have to see it, there's so many twists and turns. I don't even know quite how to explain it without giving away everything."
This is the first time Myers has worked with Australian actress Margot Robbie, and the Canadian was all praise for his co-star. "We were in the park and she challenged my wife to a drinking contest," he told ET. "And she was like -- she's more like Russell Crowe than you know. And she's fun, she's super fun."
As for who won that drinking contest: "Oh my God, Margot did, she wiped the floor with us," he said. "There I was representing Canada and, well, you know. Australia 1, Canada 0."
Terminal arrives in theatres May 11.