You remember DARTZ, don’t you? Most recently, we showed you its exuberant little EV roadster project, Freze Froggy EV Beachstar, but I think most people still know the company from that time in 2009 when it was revealed that, finally, they would offer humanity the chance to sit on car seats made from whale penis leather. Relatedly, one of my great joys in life is that Leonard, the DARTZ Supreme Leader and DARTZ Vader himself will sometimes send me messages, and in a series of these I was able to detect something interesting: DARTZ may have designed the new swiveling evil-villain chair that Dr.Evil himself will be using in the maybe upcoming but still unconfirmed fourth Austin Powers movie. And it’s made of car parts.
Just to be clear, despite the existence of an IMDB page for what is currently just called Austin Powers 4, written by Mike Meyers and directed by Jay Roach, this fourth installment of the satirical British secret agent movie series has not been confirmed by anyone involved. Leonard of DARTZ did not confirm it, nor did he confirm that the custom chair he designed and had built by metal art house Nester Customs is intended for Dr.Evil if the movie were to actually exist.
He also did not deny it.
In fact, he sent me this press release:
DARTZ Movie Vehicle Department
This time our creation is near-automobile, but very cinematic. I am calling it The Supreme Throne This Trone was created by our colleagues from the Nester Custom studio, according to the sketches of corporation design-supreme-leader – DARTZ Vader and the creative advices of Leo.
This Trone is a mix between Mr. Evil chair from Austin Powers, Aladeen Trone from The Dictator and the DARTZ Motorz logo itself.
It took about 8 months to create this masterpiece, and as soon as Mike Myers said that Austin Powers 4 will either be or not – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1218992/ we received permission to release this creation which either will be or not in part 4 of saga.
Thanks for clearing that up, Leo.
The chair that may or may not be Dr.Evil’s chair is, excitingly, made with plenty of car parts: brake shoes, intake manifolds, European license plates, transmission gears, a fan clutch, and so on.
DARTZ has contributed cars and props to movies in the past, so what I’m inferring from Leonard isn’t all that preposterous. DARTZ provided gold, armored Prombon SUVs for the 2012 Sacha Baron Cohen movie The Dictator:
…and provided the absurdly over-the-top, gold-bottled, Most Expensive Vodka in the World, Russo-Baltique for the series House of Cards, starring the now known to be creepy Kevin Spacey:
So, he’s done this before. This could be real. Which means if it is, then the movie is likely real, too, as there’s not a huge point to making a special Dr.Evil chair if you don’t have a Dr.Evil to put in it.
The DARTZ Movie Vehicle Department declines to comment one way or the other, but they were happy to provide me with pictures of the car-part-slathered chair, so you do the math.