Austin Powers director Jay Roach recently said that he’s still discussing ideas for another sequel with Mike Myers, who hasn’t appeared in a live-action film since 2009’s Inglourious Basterds. Perhaps coincidentally, today brings word that Myers is returning to the big screen for Terminal, a new thriller starring Simon Pegg and Margot Robbie.
It’s been seven years since we last saw Myers on the big screen (and six since we heard him in the last Shrek sequel), but according to a new press release, he’s finally gracing us with his presence once again. Myers and Simon Pegg have joined Terminal, an upcoming thriller from first-time director Vaughn Stein. Stein previously worked as assistant director on films like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and World War Z.
Terminal stars Dexter Fletcher (the director of Eddie the Eagle) and Max Irons (The Woman in Gold) as a pair of hitmen who accept a dangerous assignment with a hefty payout. While participating in what basically amounts to a suicide mission, the duo meet a “dynamic woman” named Annie (Robbie) who may be connected to their new job.
Details on Pegg and Myers’ roles are unknown, but it’s great to see the latter heading back to the big screen — and even better that it’s not for another Shrek sequel or a lame comedy like The Love Guru. Myers has been taking it easy in recent years, though he did direct the 2013 documentary Supermensch, and he’s reportedly creating a new series for HBO.
Pegg can be seen next in Star Trek Beyond, which hits theaters on July 22.