Yeah, baby! Can you believe that Austin
When it was first released the film wasn’t a huge smash-hit at the box office, grossing around $67million across the globe. But when it was released on VHS and DVD the film became massively successful and helped lead to its two sequels: The Spy Who Shagged Me, released in 1999, grossed $358.2million worldwide; while it’s follow-up, Goldmember, grossed $324million.
Many had hoped to see a fourth film in the series but thus far it hasn’t yet come to fruition. But speaking to The Hollywood Reporter to mark the anniversary of the first film, Myers and director Jay Roach said that they are keen to do another Powers but they would only return if the story and concepts were right.
We have talked about [making a fourth movie] for 15 years. We have also always said we don’t want to do it unless we came up with something that lived up to the concepts in our mind. Until Mike feels like he has a concept that earns a fourth, it won’t happen. But if it did, we have all agreed that we would be delighted to get back into it.
Myers, who hasn’t featured in a live-action film since his cameo in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, is also up for a fourth film but isn’t sure if it will come off, saying:
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.
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