That’s the word, apparently. Splitsider has this succinct, troubling summation:
Mike Myers has been working on a fourth “Austin Powers” [note: Really?] movie for ages, but apparently, he’s also been writing a new sequel to another of his beloved comedies, the early 90s SNL spin-off franchise “Wayne’s World.” JoBlo.com reports (via Entertainment Weekly) that Myers has finished writing the script to, which follows “Wayne and Garth coping with the new era of music, transitioning from access cable to streaming internet (ala Youtube) and Wayne balancing his marriage to Cassandra.”
I’m not quite sure who this movie is for. The audience of the original “Wayne’s World” has grown up, and today’s teens–the ideal audience–probably have a passing interest in Wayne and Garth (played by Dana Carvey), if they even know the characters. Plus, did anyone watch the “Wayne’s World” movies and think, “Gee, there really are a lot of unanswered issues that need to be explored here”?
It’s going to be hard to revive interest in a dormant franchise, especially one that lost steam after less than two years. The domestic box office gross for “Wayne’s World” (1992): $121.7M. The box office gross for “Wayne’s World 2″ (1993): $48M. (Figures courtesy of IMDB.)
The good news is that Tia Carrere should be readily available.
Also, Myers has to stop recycling material: “Shrek,” “Austin Powers,” now “Wayne’s World.” Maybe the flak over “The Love Guru” has compelled the comedian to return to the well. Thoughts?