There could be a new Austin Powers film on the way

"It's a very strong maybe," said creator Mike Myers

Sixteen years after Goldmember came out, Austin Powers creator Mike Myers has hinted that a sequel might finally be on the way.

Speaking at the premiere of his new film Terminal, Mike Myers – who wrote the series, and starred as a number of lead characters – said that a fourth Austin Powers film might well be in the works.

“I can’t say. But it’s, you know, maybe,” he said when asked about the possibility of a comeback for the comedy film series. “It’s a very strong maybe. We’ll see.”

“I would love to,” he added. “I’ve had three kids in the last six years and that’s sort of been where my focus has been. But, you know, I love doing all the characters and it’s a non-stop party when we’re shooting. It’s fun.”

The American spy comedy first arrived in 1997, with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. It was followed by sequels The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Goldmember, which came out in 2002. Myers starred as both Austin Powers, and his nemesis Dr Evil in the franchise.

At the film premiere, Myers also paid tribute to the late actor Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in all three films. Troyer sadly passed away last month, aged 49.

“Verne’s legacy is that he was a fantastic comedy actor,” Myers said. “We wrote it [and] the part wasn’t much, and he made it definitely better. He was a great stuntman, a great dancer, a great mime and a great human being.”

Meanwhile, Myers reprised the role of Dr Evil last month to take aim at the US president Donald Trump. He appeared in a sketch on The Tonight Show, playing an ousted cabinet member.

Earlier this week Mike Myers joined musician Mac DeMarco at a Los Angeles gig, along with other special guests including Kirin J Callinan, Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering,  Connan Mockasin, and Neil Finn of Crowded House‘s Neil Finn, along with his son Liam Finn.

Wearing a Canada-themed Joy Division t-shirt, Myers took lead vocal duties on a rendition of ‘BBC’ from 1997’s Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery.