Wayne’s World: Director Teases a 3rd Movie
Published on January 31st, 2022 | Updated on January 31st, 2022 | By FanFest
It’s been almost 30 years since we last saw Wayne and Garth on the big screen, but they’re still being quoted from the two Wayne’s World films on a daily basis, demonstrating just how significant the Saturday Night Live spinoff has been over the last three decades of culture.
It’s long been known that Dana Carvey and Mike Myers worked together again for an Uber Eats commercial last year, and given how much contemporary Hollywood has relied on rose-tinted nostalgia glasses, it came as a surprise that we didn’t hear any reports claiming a third feature-length sequel was in the works after it aired.
Myers has been practically absent from our screens for close to fifteen years, and when he does appear, he’s usually buried beneath prosthetic makeup, so a Wayne’s World 3 appearance is improbable. Original director Penelope Spheeris expressed in an interview with MovieWeb that she’d want to see it happen only to see how out of place Wayne and Garth would be in today’s society.
“I would love to see Wayne and Garth get old and have them still be as carefree and fun-loving as they were in the first movie… can you imagine how stupid they would look? If they were that old and acting like that? It would be great. If you stop and look at it. If you stop and examine it.”
If we’re being honest, though, a third Wayne’s World movie appears to be nothing more than a dream for the time being. However, given how well people responded to the first one, maybe we’ll see the dynamic duo in more commercials in the future.
About Wayne’s World:
Wayne’s World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, produced by Lorne Michaels, and written by Mike Myers and Bonnie Turner. It stars Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, two slacker friends from Aurora, Illinois, who host a public-access television show called Wayne’s World. The film also stars Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Chris Farley, Ed O’Neill and John Lithgow.
Wayne’s World was released on February 14, 1992 and was a box office success, grossing $183 million worldwide on a budget of $20 million. It was the highest-grossing comedy of all time until it was overtaken by Home Alone in 1990, and it remained the most successful of Myers’ career until Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). It was followed by a sequel, Wayne’s World 2, in 1993.
In Aurora, Illinois, rock fans Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar host a public-access television show, “Wayne’s World”. One night while watching a rock concert on TV, Wayne and Garth discuss the possibility of holding their own music festival. After they win a local rock band competition sponsored by local radio station WBBN (“Where Bad Boys Rock and Roll”), they organize a music festival called “WayneStock” in Aurora’s Canadaigua Park and submit an excitement video to talent manager Benjamin Oliver, who agrees to represent them.
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