Austin Powers 4 could still happen, according to director Jay Roach

Jay Roach revealed that he's constantly talking to Mike Myers about a fourth installment

Austin Powers director Jay Roach has said there is still hope of creating a fourth instalment in the spy comedy series, but it won’t be for a while yet.

Speaking on US chat show Larry King live, Roach revealed his desire to revisit the spy franchise – and said that he has discussed the idea with Mike Myers, who previously brought the swinging British spy to life on the big screen.

Roach said: “You know, [Mike Myers and I] talk about it [a fourth film] every time we get together.

“I would say it’s in a latent phase right now but someday if we find the right idea that seems to have it earn itself, for sure.

“Mike gave me the break of a lifetime in letting me direct so I’m always good to go.”

The first film, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, was a huge success when it was initially released in 1997, and spawned the sequels Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, released in 1999, and 2003’s Goldmember.

Myers has also previously stated his desire to revisit the character in a 2014 interview with GQ.

He said: “Yes, I’m prepared to do anything, you know, if it’s good. If it feels like it’s going to be thrilling.”

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