It's been nine years since the International Man of Mystery graced the silver screen to lukewarm reviews, but Mike Myers is poised to bring him back.
Myers has signed on for "Austin Powers 4," reported HitFix. There's no word yet on who will direct, but it would be shocking if it were anyone other than Jay Roach, the man who helmed the three previous installments.
In his day, Myers was among the funniest men alive, from his time on "SNL" to the birth of Austin Powers, the man consistently crafted hilarious and imaginative characters, but "Shrek," which debuted in 2001, was his last creation that enjoyed any kind of success.
His film career essentially came to a screeching halt with 2008's "The Love Guru," which scored a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, took in less than $35 million, and earned seven Razzie nominations, with Myers winning for Worst Picture, Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay.
Other than the unfortunate "Guru," his film work has consisted of a small part in "Inglourious Basterds," voicing "Shrek" sequels and waiting for his eternally gestating Keith Moon biopic to start shooting.
We're not sure the world needs another "Austin Powers" film, but at least Myers is ready to get back in front of the camera--we'll take that as a good sign.