They created one of the most immortal scenes in movie history. Way back in 1992 Wayne’s World turned Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody into a stoner headbanger moment, kicking off one of the best comedies of that decade. Now they may be back for a third outing.
That’s according to Mike Myers, who played Wayne in the movie. As Wayne’s World looks at hitting 25 years in 2017, both he and co-star Dana Carvey have said they may have what it takes to bring Wayne and Garth back to the big screen.
It would be an interesting examination of Wayne at 50 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 [SNL] 40th anniversary, so I don’t know.
It would be interesting: Wayne’s World struck a chord with audiences back in the day, though these comedic reunions rarely work well later. Just ask Dumb & Dumber. But Myers has been ripe for a new comedy hit, probably getting tired of those Shrek royalty cheques and finally being over the painful failure of The Guru. Carvey meanwhile has not really done anything that brought him back to the lucrative profile of his bespectacled character. Maybe they are better motivated than Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were.
The real question is if they can get along: the pair have been quite friendly at recent reunion shows on Saturday Night Live and elsewhere. In the past Myers gained a rep as someone very difficult to work with: he and Carvey fought on set all the time (partially because Wayne and Garth were actually characters developed in entirely separate comic skits, so there was a lot of ego) and even the director of the first Wayne’s World, Penelope Spheeris, swore she would never work with him again.
On the other hand Rob Lowe, who appeared in several of Myer’s movies, has nothing but great things to say about the guy.
Still, the people who made Wayne’s World did not part on good terms, so let’s hope they are burying the hatchet for better reasons than just more money. Or, if they still hate each other, that it may just spark the same magic we saw in the original film and its memorable sequel.
Last Updated: August 29, 2016