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Shrek 5: Everything We Know About the Movie So Far

We know you all are pretty keen to learn every little detail about the upcoming movie of the Shrek franchise. So what are you waiting for? Start scrolling to gain deep insights regarding the film Shrek 5. 

It’s hard to believe that the first film of the Shrek franchise came out nearly twenty years ago. The movie initially premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, and then, it was the first animated film to do so since Disney’s Peter Pan in 1953.

A fifth ‘Shrek’ movie is currently in the works

Yes, you heard it right. It was announced in November of 2018, that a fifth movie of the Shrek franchise was being developed by Universal Pictures. Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination was allotted the task of coming up with new storylines for the movies of this franchise, as well as the spin-off Puss In Boots.

When the project was first confirmed, Chris said, “There’s a tremendous amount of fun to be had in that world, but it’s a high bar to find a story that’s truly worthy. You want to find something in the narrative that really feels like a departure.”

‘Shrek 5’ will be a reboot

Let us tell you that the forthcoming movie of the Shrek franchise, will be a reboot of some kind. Does that mean there will be no continuity altogether? As of now, it remains a mystery.

During an interview with Variety, Meledandri spilled the beans on Shrek 5 and stated that he wishes to bring back the original voice actors for the film including Mike Myers as Shrek and Eddie Murphy as Donkey.

Chris told the media outlet, “When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations. The challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels.”

What will the upcoming film ‘Shrek 5’ be all about?

At this point in time, with the entry of reboot in the scene, the details about the cast of the movie have been kept under the wraps. To date, we have heard about many iterations of the project.

Let’s jump back to 2004 for a moment, when Shrek 2 was releasing in the cinema halls then the executive of DreamWorks, Jeffrey Katzenberg discussed the planned five-movie arc of the Shrek franchise to IGN. He stated that Shrek 5 would explore the origins of the Shrek.

Jeffrey told the publication, “In the last chapter, we will understand how Shrek came to be in that swamp when we meet him in the first movie. There is a reason he came to be there, but there is another chapter to the story before that.” Are the makers of the film still on the same page or not? We will get to know the same in the times to come.

More Details about the script of the film ‘Shrek 5’

Not long ago, Michael McCullers, the writer behind Boss Baby and Austin Powers, confirmed he had been working on the script and it had been completed. He penned down a script that was on Universal’s desk in 2017. Then, he described it “as a big reinvention”.

In 2020, the American screenwriter said, “I finished that script, which I really, really, really love. It’s really personal to me. It’s got a pretty big reinvention behind it that I guess I can’t really reveal, but since DreamWorks was sold to Universal in that time for over $3 billion, I imagine they’re particularly interested in it stepping up and actually figuring out the future of the franchise in that way on the corporate level.”

Michael further added, “Reinvention was sort of called for. There’s been four movies and a lot of material, so the characters are pretty beloved and they’re great characters, but you also have to think of a pretty new take at that point.”

We still don’t have a crystal clear clarity about whether Shrek 5, the reboot will be taking anything from these earlier versions of the franchise, though it is very uncommon to take ideas from various incarnations of screenplays to ultimately craft a movie. Hopefully, we will get a confirmation about the same soon.

What is the cast of the film ‘Shrek 5’?

Not much is known about the cast of the upcoming movie Shrek 5. We are assuming that the storyline of Shrek 5 will surprise the fans of the franchise. It is expected to be full of twists and turns as well as easter eggs to engage both new and returning fans of the franchise.

We are contemplating that the following actors can be seen in the forthcoming film of the Shrek franchise.

  • Mike Myers as Shrek
  • Eddie Murphy as Donkey
  • Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots

Cameron Diaz quit acting in the year 2014, so it is not clear whether she will return to the Shrek franchise or a new actress will be brought into the picture to lend her voice to the character. In the previous films of the franchise, the Hollywood actress voiced the character of Princess Fiona.

When will the movie ‘Shrek 5’ hit the theatres?

This is one of the hotly debated questions of the hour. We don’t even have a trailer for the film at this moment so we will have to wait for the release date for the fifth movie of the Shrek franchise. Meanwhile, Puss In Boots: The Last Wish will be released on September 23, 2022.

It seems like Shrek 5 will be released in the fall of 2023. As of now, Universal Pictures has not made any official comment regarding the release date of the upcoming film. Till then, you can watch the other films of the Shrek franchise and keep yourself entertained.

Are you excited to watch the fifth film of the Shrek franchise? Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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