Hilarious 90s film that we’ve all been quoting for years could be getting another sequel

Austin Powers may be set for a fourth film – yeah, baby! (Picture: Kimberly Wright/New Line/Kobal/Shutterstock)

Austin Powers, the beloved franchise from the late nineties and early noughties may be set for a revival as Mike Myers has dropped cryptic hints.

The film series is more than 20 years old but still just as loved as it was when the first instalment, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, was released in 1997.

The much-quoted film franchise may have been last released in 2002 with Austin Powers in Goldmember, but the quotes have become a permanent fixture in pop culture.

‘Groovy baby’ and Fat Bastard’s ‘Get in my Belly’ are just a few of the ‘shagadelic’ quotes being thrown around by fans still to this day.

The films were an undeniable hit and after the third instalment from the franchise, many of us were on our knees (oh behave!) begging for a fourth and final film to round off the hilarious comedy series.

Well, fans may be in luck!

Beyonce Knowles starred as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember (Picture: New Line/Everett/Shutterstock)

The series is a spoof of spy thrillers including James Bond (Picture: Blake Little/New Line/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

Mike Myers, who played the lovable but womanising spy with big glasses and questionable teeth, has just hinted at the potential of a sequel as he appeared at the 49th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award gala.

Mike, 60, was unrecognisable during this rare appearance as he showcased his new cropped grey hairstyle and cryptically spoke about one of his most popular film series.

‘I can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of such a project,’ he told ET when asked about the series.

However, the Spy Who Shagged Me star then said ‘absolutely’ when asked if there were more stories in the Austin Powers universe to be told.

Elizabeth Hurley starred as Vanessa Kensington in the films (Picture: New Line/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

Before the pandemic, the films’ director Jay Roach hinted at the possibility of an Austin Powers 4.

Roach previously told US TV interviewing legend Larry King: ‘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.’

Mike Myers starred as the hero and the villain in the franchise – Dr Evil (Picture: New Line/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

In 2019, Mike also told ET the same non-committal comment, saying: ‘I can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of such a program should they exist or not exist.’ 

But then added: ‘It’s likely to be from Dr. Evil’s point of view. But again I can neither confirm nor deny such existence. That’s all I’m going to say.’

The franchise has become a cult classic over the years, with the comedy becoming so much more than the spy parody that it began as. 

All three films were a huge commercial success with total worldwide revenue reaching over six and a half hundred million – $676,356,278 to be precise – at the box office, so it’s fair to say there may be a big want for Austin Powers and Dr Evil to return for a fourth outing.

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