Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, is ready for his comeback, baby.
"Austin Powers 4," the follow-up to the hit spy comedy movies starring Mike Myers, has been in the works for a very, very long time. Fans began to despair that it would actually get made. But now, Myers is saying that things are "looking good" for the sequel.
"Well, you’re going to see Dr. Evil soon somewhere in the culture. The movie … they take a long time to write. They always have,” Myers told Access.
“[Director Jay Roach has] been super crazy -- he’s doing a fantastic movie right now that he’s working on, but it’s looking good.”
(Roach's project is the Roger Ailes movie starring John Lithgow, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie.)
It's been over two decades since Austin Powers first made his big screen debut in 1997's "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." That movie was followed by "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999) and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002).
Myers resurrected the movies' villain, Dr. Evil, on "The Tonight Show" earlier this year and also told Entertainment Tonight that he'd like to do a spinoff focusing on the bald antagonist.
"I would love to do a movie from Dr. Evil’s perspective," he said. "So it would be 'Dr. Evil 1', 'Austin Powers 4,' is how I would roll."