Austin Powers Director Says He's Up For Doing A Fourth Movie
There was a time when Austin Powers was one of the biggest movies on the planet, with playgrounds echoing with mock British accents from kids saying phrases like 'groovy, baby' and 'sh**adellic', or a thick Glaswegian bellow of 'get in my belly!'
But it's been almost 18 years since the last movie of the trilogy Goldmember landed in cinemas. And while many have been lobbying for a fourth movie, sadly none has come to pass.
Well, according to the film's director Jay Roach, that could all be about to change.
Speaking to Deadline, the 62-year-old said he was just waiting for the call from its star Mike Myers.
He said: "I wouldn't say never never... I'm always game for whatever [Myers] wants to do.
"It does depend on Mike having something that he's inspired about, and so far, after all these years, it hasn't quite clicked yet."
Unsurprisingly, this isn't the first time Roach has broached the subject of continuing the spy spoof franchise.
In an interview last year, he said that he and Myers had always talked about doing more.
According to the director, the plan was to focus on Dr Evil, however, he wasn't sure whether that was possible following the tragic death of Verne Troyer, who famously played Mini-Me.
He said: "We've been trying to think up an idea that could earn a fourth film for a long time, but it's always up to Mike. He and I always thought there was more to do with Dr. Evil.
"To be honest, I don't know how we'd do it without Verne. We always had ideas of revealing a whole life that he had that would have taken his character much further.
"If Mike cracks it and figures it out, we would definitely do some kind of tribute to him. I'm there if he ever wants to do it."
Myers, who plays both Powers and Dr Evil in the films, has always been vocal in his support for a fourth movie. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight in 2018, he said he would be keen to bring the characters back.
He said: "I can't say. But it's, you know, maybe. It's a very strong maybe. We'll see."
Adding: "I would love to. 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."
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