Jay Roach, the director of the Austin Powers trilogy, has spoken out on the chances of a fourth film.
In November 2018, Mike Myers, who plays Austin Powers, gave hope to the idea of a new film saying that the idea of a fourth film was “looking good” and promised, “you’re gonna see Dr. Evil soon, somewhere in the culture.”
But now, Roach has said he is unsure if the film will ever be created. After the 2018 death of Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil’s sidekick Mini-Me, Roach is worried it would be too hard to do the film without Troyer. “We’ve been trying to think up an idea that could earn the fourth film for a long time, but it’s always up to Mike,” Roach explains to The Independent. “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,” Roach added. “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.”