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It’s been a fair few years since we last visited far far away, or the swamp and fans are asking eagerly awaiting Shrek 5. So when is it coming? Here is everything we know!
Although it is still in development, the fifth film in the well-known Dreamworks series has faced challenges but the news that Shrek 5 is still in the works will please fans of green, friendly, ogre. Despite changes in the film’s direction and plot, it appears to be emerging from the feared development black hole.
The popularity of spin off ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ has rekindled interest in the Shrek movie series, with the acclaimed spinoff suggesting further journeys in the far-off kingdom. After such a long wait, Shrek 5 may end up being the most thrilling entry in the series that helped establish DreamWorks as a major force in computer-generated animation and could capture the magic from it’s previous films.
One problem the movie could face is that Fiona voice actress Cameron Diaz has apparently retired from acting although is set to star in a new movie ‘Back to Action’ alongside her co-star Jamie Foxx. Being such a pivotal part of the story and the series success she would need to return!
During his interview with Variety, Chris Meledandri made a number of announcements and teasers, including details on Sing 3 and Secret Life of Pets 3. One of those announcements and teases was the creation of Shrek 5. Fans of Eddie Murphy’s favoured Donkey may also find it fascinating that Meledandri implied a donkey spin off movie may happen when he said that the character could carry their own movie “Without question.”
Another fan favourite Puss in Boots has been played by Antonio Banderas since Shrek 2 and has won over fans including with his own spin-off series and Banderas thinks it’s time for the feline swordsman to return to the main Shrek franchise.
He told Deadline ‘I’ve been with this cat for almost 20 years,” he told Deadline. “The first time I did Puss in Boots, I was working on Broadway, so I did my first session there. I’ve done five movies now. There is probably gonna be another, and [Shrek] is probably coming back’. So it seems he is very much up for a new movie!
A Shrek 5 story and script have been prepared for several years by the author of critically acclaimed comedies like Boss Baby and other Dreamworks films. Michael McCullers said the script remains personal to him and he but considering that the script is currently more than a few years old, modifications will probably be necessary.
Although no release date has been set we are so excited that Shrek 5 is happening behind the scenes and the people that can make it happen want to make it a reality!
We can’t wait to see Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and co back in another fantastic and whimsical fairytale adventure and we hope that it’s sooner rather than later so we can return to the swamp!
For future updates check back and we’ll keep you refreshed on any developments!