Is a new Wayne’s World movie from actor Mike Myers in the pipeline? As the original Wayne’s World feature turns 25 in 2017, Saturday Night Live veteran Myers has been fielding questions on a potential third installment of the beloved comedy franchise costarring fellow SNL funnyman and sheepish Wayne’s World sidekick, Dana Carvey. Could Myers possibly be envisioning a Wayne’s World 3 film?
The likelihood of a third Wayne’s World was recently inquired of Mike by CTV News. In the new interview, Myers told the Canadian Press that he wouldn’t be against revisiting the basement-dwelling universe of Mike’s character in Wayne’s World. The 53-year-old Austin Powers and Shrek star last portrayed the late night, public-access rocker on celluloid in 1993’s Wayne’s World 2, Myers’ swift followup to the first Wayne’s World flick.
Mike Myers’ Wayne’s World comments were published by CTV Television Network’s news division on Thursday. In a piece from Toronto reporter Victoria Ahearn, Myers spoke to the probability of a fresh Wayne’s World film. Imagining the character Wayne in middle age, Mike concluded that it would be intriguing to see the Aurora, Illinois metal-head on the wrong side of forty.
“It would be an interesting examination of Wayne at 50.”
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After critically-maligned comeback films from other classic Saturday Night Live sketches such as the box office bomb Blues Brothers sequel, 1998’s Blues Blues Brothers 2000, or negatively-reviewed buddy film resurrections like Dumb and Dumber To in 2014, Mike Myers is careful not to presume what the heavy metal-consumed duo of Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar would be doing in 2017.
With that in mind, Mike told CTV that he and Dana Carvey did enjoy their most recent visit to the unassuming epoch of Wayne’s World. The comedy team reprised their Wayne and Garth roles in a triumphant television return at 2008’s Myers-hosted MTV Movie Awards and again on last year’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. Mike said the reunions were enjoyable, but Myers has trouble visualizing a new Wayne’s World movie.
“I don’t know what it would look like, but the idea of it makes me laugh and Dana (Carvey) and I had a blast at the 40th anniversary, so I don’t know.”
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This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Mike Myers’ reported Wayne’s World resurgence. As previously covered by the Inquisitr, rumors of a third Wayne’s World movie have been published since at least 2012. Earlier this year, MovieWeb featured a story on a crowdfunding campaign by one zealous Wayne’s World fan intended to ignite production.
The Wayne’s World soundtrack’s early-’90s re-popularizing of the 1975 Queen hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” has even been revived this year. As detailed in a past report from the Inquisitr, this summer’s DC Universe blockbuster, Suicide Squad, used the revered classic rock song to acclaimed effect in the film and its trailers.
Mike Myers’ Wayne’s World news comes soon after the disastrous 2016 Louisiana floods earlier this month. Myers may unfortunately recall the similarly horrific natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when TV viewers tuned in to Mike’s ill-fated broadcast beside artist Kanye West during NBC’s A Concert for Hurricane Relief.
The concert caused controversy when Kanye West unexpectedly launched criticism of the mainstream media’s portrayal of African American people. On live television, West summarized his spur-of-the-moment diatribe by stating that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” During Kanye’s impromptu tirade, Myers stood by, attempting to remedy the derailed disaster-relief segment by reading from the pair’s prepared script.
Would you be interested in seeing a new Wayne’s World film from Mr. Myers? What do you think Wayne and Garth would be up to in 2017? Do you have a favorite Mike Myers movie character?
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