Mike Myers says ‘Austin Powers 4’ is ‘looking good’

"You're gonna see Dr. Evil soon," he said

Mike Myers has given an update about an upcoming fourth Austin Powers movie, saying the project is ‘looking good’.

The James Bond parody movies first made their way to screens in 1997, with Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me was released in 1999 before the Beyonce-starring Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2002.

Speaking to Access Online during the New York premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody, Myers said: “Well, you’re gonna see Dr. Evil soon, somewhere in the culture.”

Speaking of a new Austin Powers movie, he added: “You know, I’ve had three kids under the age of seven, the last seven. They take a long time to write. They always have.”

As for director Jay Roach, who helmed all three original Austin Powers movies, Myers said he’s “been super crazy. He’s doing a fantastic movie right now that he’s working on.”

Rumours of a fourth movie have been swirling since May, after Myers said the sequel may 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.”

Earlier this year, Myers reprised his role as Dr Evil for a comedy sketch on The Tonight Show. Dr. Evil was portrayed as an ousted Trump cabinet member who was disgruntled that Steve Bannon had already taken the title of “Secretary of Evil”.