A parody poster for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me replaces actor Mike Myers with Halloween’s iconic boogeyman, Michael Myers.
A new parody poster for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me replaces Mike Myers with Michael Myers from the Halloween franchise. Mike Myers played Austin Powers, and several other humorous characters in the franchise, for three movies between 1997 and 2002. The fictional Michael Myers began his killing spree in Haddonfield, IL, in 1978, with the character returning for various sequels, remakes, and reboots over the last 44 years.
Thanks to David Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy, Michael Myers is just as relevant today as he was in the ‘80s. The director successfully rebooted the franchise in 2018 with Halloween, a sequel/reboot that took place 40 years after the original film. Last year’s follow-up, Halloween Kills, wasn’t as well-received, and the overall direction of the story was a main complaint among many. Halloween Kills also did not do nearly as well at the box office partly because of the dual release on Peacock. Despite the poor reception, Halloween Ends is on the way, slated to be released this October.
Michael Myers is one of the most iconic faces in horror, but a new fan poster from The Merkins puts him in a slightly different light, and genre. The poster replaces Mike Myers’ Austin Powers with Michael and Heather Graham’s Felicity Shagwell with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). The Michael Myers: The Guy Who Stabbed Me poster also throws in Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) in one of Dr. Evil’s iconic poses. The artist’s original post can be seen below:
The Halloween franchise is still going strong as mentioned above, but Austin Powers hasn’t graced the big screen in 20 years. Austin Powers 4 has been stuck in development hell for years, and it’s unclear if the fourth film will ever happen. Myers has continually expressed interest in continuing the franchise, with ideas about making the movie from Dr. Evil’s perspective, yet nothing has ever materialized. Myers has returned to Austin Powers characters before though, most recently as Dr. Evil for a GM Super Bowl ad.
While being drastically different movies, Austin Powers and Halloween will forever be linked because of the Mike/Michael Myers comparison. Movies like Baby Driver have jokingly acknowledged the connection between the two franchises, and Halloween Kills more directly linked them by making Michael McDonald the first actor to be killed by both Austin Powers and Michael Myers. Thankfully both franchises continue to be relevant in pop culture, which means humorous crossovers like the one above will continue to be made by fans for years to come.
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Source: The Merkins
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