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Rowan Atkinson set to return for third Johnny English film

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We have been treated to many Bond movies over the years. Twenty-four to be exact. However, we have probably been treated to even more Bond parodies over the years as well, with everything from Spy Hard to Austin Powers trying to poke fun at different aspects of the world most famous spy. Perhaps the ones that most closely resembled those of Bond, are the Johnny English films that starred Rowan Atkinson. If James Bond had his DNA mashed with Mr Bean that is. It looks like we are getting more as a third Johnny English film has been confirmed, once again starring the rubber-faced British comedian.

This comes as comedy website Chortle revealed that Atkinson is working on a second sequel to his 2003 spoof film. There was no other news that followed this announcement, so at present, we know nothing about what the story will entail, who will direct, who the co-stars are or even when the studio is planning on releasing the film, though shooting will apparently start later this year. Though neither were critical hits, both the original Johnny English and its 2011 sequel Johnny English Reborn was successful at the box office, both tripling the production budgets. As can be seen by the gap between those release dates though, this hasn’t prompted Atkinson and co to rush out sequels though.

Atkinson is a true comedic genius, especially from his work with the Black Adder and Mr Bean series over the years. The Johnny English films have sadly not utilized his potential for deadpan and witty humour, relying a little too much on slapstick. I don’t have much hope that this film featuring the over-confident MI7 spy who bumbles his way to success is going to improve my image of the franchise, but it will probably still make a lot of money.

Last Updated: May 23, 2017


  1. Original Heretic

    May 23, 2017 at 10:06

    I’m there!
    I’ll watch anything with Atkinson in it, the man is pure genius.


    • RinceThis

      May 23, 2017 at 10:11

      I would usually agree. Except for this, and Mr Bean…


      • Original Heretic

        May 23, 2017 at 10:16

        I’m a fan. I might not like every single moment of the movie, but I’ll love his performance.
        Plus, JE2 had Natalie Imbruglia. Not much of an actress, but some very nice eye candy. Plus, I’m sure I once saw her see a man brought to life. I think he was warm, he came around…and he was dignified.


  2. RinceThis

    May 23, 2017 at 10:11

    Oh god please, no more. They are so bloody terrible!


  3. Viper_ZA

    May 23, 2017 at 10:20

    I fell asleep in the cinema during the 2nd one, so will wait for the blu ray / dvd and sleep at home ;p


  4. Admiral Chief

    May 23, 2017 at 11:51

    There was a second?


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