Mike Myers would love to do another Austin Powers film

Megan Davies
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From Digital Spy

With all the reboots, revivals and sequels in Hollywood at the moment, it isn't too much to hope that Mike Myers' International Man of Mystery Austin Powers could get another outing, is it?

Well, according to Myers himself, the door is never closed.

Myers was joined by Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery director Jay Roach to talk about the film to The Hollywood Reporter and mark its 20th (!) anniversary by discussing the inspiration behind it – and whether we can expect any more.

"After my dad died in 1991, I was taking stock of his influence on me as a person and his influence on me with comedy in general," Myers said.

"So Austin Powers was a tribute to my father, who [introduced me to] James Bond, Peter Sellers, The Beatles, The Goodies, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

"I wrote it in 1995, and the bones of the script came out in two weeks. It was one of those things where I didn't know if anybody would get this movie who didn't grow up in my house."

And Myers isn't ruling out the possibility of another Austin Powers movie either, adding: "I would love to do another, but you just have to see.

"I was devastated by my father's death. But to have that turn into something that makes people happy is unbelievably satisfying. It's that kind of stuff you never get used to or get tired of."

Director Roach also backed the idea of another film, echoing comments made last year that they're all just waiting on the right idea before jumping in.

"We have talked about [making a fourth movie] for 15 years," he said. "We have also always said we don't want to do it unless we came up with something that lived up to the concepts in our mind.

"Until Mike feels like he has a concept that earns a fourth, it won't happen. But if it did, we have all agreed that we would be delighted to get back into it."

Photo credit: Everett Collection / Rex Shutterstock

[Michael York and Liz Hurley in Austin Powers]

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