Mike Myers is no stranger to playing zany, out-of-this-world characters. He is about to be thrust into the role of a lifetime in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The actor was approached to join the production of the film showing Queen’s rise to fame. This is interesting because Myers has a connection with Queen; he was fan-boy Wayne Campbell in “Wayne’s World,” and fans never need anything more than a video that shows his character jamming to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The biopic itself is something to watch, particularly because of the cast. Aside from Rami Malek’s performance, it should be worth watching for Myers. His role has not yet been revealed, but there are theories as far as what it might be.

Mike Myers adds star power

The actor’s role is still a mystery, but his name is not. Mike Myers adds definite star power to the Bryan Singer production; the cast already has Rami Malek portraying frontman Freddie Mercury. Rounding up the cast is Gwilym Lee as guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy playing Roger Taylor, and Joe Mazzello completing the band as John Deacon. Lucy Boynton ("Sing Street") is also playing Mercury’s longtime companion, Mary Austin.

Mike Myers has been relatively quiet in the industry in recent years. Prior to signing up for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” his last project was voicing the lovable ogre Shrek in “Shrek Forever After.” Before that, he was in “Inglorious Basterds” as General Ed Fenech. Maybe the stench of his appearance in 2008’s “The Love Guru” is still hanging around.

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Whatever his reasons may be, this film is the perfect one to get his career back on track. It’s either this or a longshot film, “Austin Powers 4,” which could still roll into production.

A dream sequence

One idea that is circulating the net is Myers’ possible role. He’s used to playing really outrageous characters, but this idea is beyond that. The idea is he still plays his character, Wayne from “Wayne’s World.” Before rocking to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the rumor is he will talk to the young Mercury. Presumably, he will show the young singer his destiny, becoming Queen’s lead singer.

Take that with a grain of salt, though. The biopic may turn out to be a serious one. With Mike Myers’ acting chops, he could very well be playing a serious role in a serious film. Whatever the role is, Mike Myers will certainly be a welcome addition to the film.

The "Bohemian Rhapsody" biopic is set to be released in cinemas on Christmas Day 2018