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.”