SHREK 5 Officially In The Works With Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy And Cameron Diaz Set To Return

SHREK 5 Officially In The Works With Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy And Cameron Diaz Set To Return

Eddie Murphy pretty much confirmed that Shrek 5 was in the works last year, but DreamWorks Animation has now made it official with an announcement poster...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 10, 2024 09:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Animated Features

DreamWorks Animation has officially announced that Shrek 5 is in development, and is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2026.

Original voice actors Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey) and Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona) are all set to return, but we're not sure if Antonio Banderas will be back as Puss in Boots despite the massive success of his recent solo adventure, The Last Wish.

The movie will be helmed by Walt Dohrn, who served as a writer and artist on Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third, and as head of story on Shrek Forever After, in which he also voiced Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek 5 will be produced by franchise regular Gina Shay and Illumination founder Chris Meledandri; Brad Ableson will serve as co-director.

The original Shrek was a massive success for DreamWorks Animation, grossing $487 million worldwide. The movie also became the first Oscar winner in the animated feature category. Shrek 2 went on to take in $928 million, and both films competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After didn't go over nearly as well with fans or critics, but still managed to gross $813 million and $752 million worldwide, so it was probably only a matter of time before a fifth instalment was announced.

Murphy revealed that he was already working on the movie last year, while also claiming that a solo Donkey project was in the works.

 “We started doing [‘Shrek 5’] months ago. I did this. I recorded the first act, and we’ll be doing it this year, we’ll finish it up. Shrek is coming out and Donkey’s gonna have his own movie. We’re gonna do Donkey as well. So we’re gonna do a ‘Shrek,’ and we’re doing a Donkey [movie].”

Check out a motion poster at the link below.

"Long-settled into married life and fully domesticated, Shrek (Mike Myers) begins to long for the days when he felt like a real ogre. Duped into signing a contract with devious Rumpelstiltskin, he finds himself in an alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin rules, and he and Fiona (Darren Lemke) have never met. Shrek must find a way out of the contract to restore his world and reclaim his true love."

Are you looking forward to another Shrek movie? Drop us a comment down below.

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Itwasme - 7/10/2024, 9:59 AM
OT, but I really liked Beverly Hills Cop. Murphy is still so charismatic I'd like to see him do more stuff, but he seems semi-retired these days.
mountainman - 7/10/2024, 10:00 AM
@Itwasme - Good to hear. After the travesty that was Coming 2 America I was hesitant about this one. I’ve heard good things and will check it out.
dragon316 - 7/10/2024, 10:05 AM
@Itwasme - not be picked for parts he try out for picky on movies he want be in his Christmas movie was fun to watch
Order66 - 7/10/2024, 10:08 AM
@mountainman - #4 is better than 2 and 3.
TheVisionary25 - 7/10/2024, 10:08 AM
@Itwasme - only seen the first one and found it enjoyable..

How are the others?.
Order66 - 7/10/2024, 10:08 AM
@Itwasme - 1, 4, 2, 3 imo.
Itwasme - 7/10/2024, 10:12 AM
@TheVisionary25 - 2 and 3 aren't great. This one captures enough of what made the first one work IMO. If you like that style of films then it's a solid entry.
TheVisionary25 - 7/10/2024, 10:22 AM
@Itwasme - interesting…

I have heard 3 isn’t good but I hear 2 is better than the first for some.

I’ll definitely check ‘em out though , thanks!!
dracula - 7/10/2024, 11:32 AM
@mountainman - what nexf

Nutty professor 3

48 hrs 3

Him and Will Smith are really pushing sequels to their old stuff

mountainman - 7/10/2024, 12:25 PM
@dracula - Coming to America is my favorite movie of his and the sequel was so bad. I have no desire to see any other sequels of his although I’ll likely check this one out when I decide to reactive Netflix at some point.
Deklipz - 7/12/2024, 12:56 AM
@dracula - not like much of their newer stuff has had an impact.
99OPTIMISTPRIME - 7/10/2024, 9:59 AM
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HashTagSwagg - 7/10/2024, 10:30 AM
@99OPTIMISTPRIME - It's never Ogre
MG0019 - 7/10/2024, 11:15 AM
@99OPTIMISTPRIME - What is this from? It has that stylized look, like Last Wish.

I hope they keep going that route with the style. Shrek walks that line of ugly, but maybe ugly on purpose. I think the early films were really trying to show off how photorealistic they could render, in competition with Pixar. But now, we all know CGI is good, and something really stylized fits Shrek’s fantasy world better.

Hope we get more of that Last Wish look, rather than Shrek 3’s blandness. 4 was better.
HashTagSwagg - 7/10/2024, 12:30 PM
@MG0019 -
mountainman - 7/10/2024, 10:00 AM
First two Shreks are good. 3 and 4 not so good. The Puss in Boots movies are quite good though. This universe seems ripe for quality adaptations but they just need a compelling story and good writing behind it. Will make bank either way though as it seems that family movies are raking in at the BO these days.
Evansly - 7/10/2024, 10:28 AM
@mountainman - "just need a compelling story and good writing behind it."

This is so true of so many movies and shows nowadays. Hopefully they get the right crew.

I'll let me kids watch the first one but not really any of the sequels. I haven't had them watch the Puss in Boots movies yet. I did hear the newest one is a bit scary and dark, which my kids aren't ready for yet. Don't want them traumatized by it like I was by Dumbo
mountainman - 7/10/2024, 10:32 AM
@Evansly - Man kids movies were so much darker in the 80’s and before.

Back when I was a kid, I was traumatized by Return to Oz, The Dark Crystal, The Garbage Pail Kids movie, and more.

Even stuff that was more kid friendly like The Brave Little Toaster and The Great Mouse Detective were way darker than kids movies today.
Arthorious - 7/10/2024, 10:59 AM
@Evansly - I’d say one of the antagonist is more thrilling than scary in the Puss sequel. I wouldn’t think the kids would be too scared of him but they definitely handle anxiety and fear really well in this movie that may go over kids heads.
Evansly - 7/10/2024, 11:15 AM
@Arthorious - even for a 4 and 5 year old?
Arthorious - 7/10/2024, 12:48 PM
@Evansly - I guess it just depends, my kids are about that age and they thought the movie was fun but then again they are terrified of Sid from Toy Story.
Toecutter - 7/10/2024, 8:35 PM
@mountainman - The Plague Dogs and Watership Down.

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bobevanz - 7/10/2024, 10:00 AM
Hopefully it's better than the last one lol
Order66 - 7/10/2024, 10:02 AM
We need Austin Powers.
dragon316 - 7/10/2024, 10:04 AM
Do kids know who shriek is I stopped watching shrek series after he met her parents think it was third one hollywood has run out of ideas make another sequel should have been made years ago
JustAWaffle - 7/10/2024, 12:22 PM
@dragon316 - yeah Shrek is still very popular. The spinoffs like Puss in Boots have kept things rolling.
FusionWarrior - 7/10/2024, 10:07 AM
TheVisionary25 - 7/10/2024, 10:09 AM
@FusionWarrior - classic

TheVisionary25 - 7/10/2024, 10:08 AM
Cool , hope it turns out well!!.

I am a big fan of the first 2 and liked Puss in Boots:The Last Wish recently..

I don’t remember the third one and haven’t seen the fourth or the first Puss in Boots movie so need to check those out.

Hopefully we get another great song montage since the first 2 had some of the best imo!!.


IAmAHoot - 7/10/2024, 10:10 AM
Curious why so many people dislike Shrek Forever After so much. It's got a pretty emotional and resonating story. Genuinely want to know what the beef is?
QuietStorm - 7/10/2024, 10:13 AM
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bobevanz - 7/10/2024, 10:25 AM
Who's ready for a tear jerker? This looks like Terms of Endearment for a new generation. Don't give me remakes or reboots, give me movies that are influenced by the past but with different characters and situations. I'm hyped
Cap1 - 7/10/2024, 10:27 AM
Off the back of Puss in Boots The Last Wish, this really comes as no surprise. If they can muster up anything akin to the quality of that then we're cooking
clintthahamster - 7/10/2024, 10:30 AM
I wouldn't give a shit about this if The Last Wish hadn't been such a banger. Now, god help me, I'm cautiously optimistic about a Shrek movie.
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TheVisionary25 - 7/10/2024, 10:36 AM
@clintthahamster - The Last Wish was such a pleasant surprise

Also had hell of a villain too.

Toecutter - 7/10/2024, 8:39 PM
@clintthahamster - I'm still salty that it didn't win the Oscar, even though I liked Pinocchio, too.
clintthahamster - 7/10/2024, 10:31 AM
CharlesLeeRay - 7/10/2024, 10:35 AM
Shrek 3 and 4 are not close to be bad movies, they're just not as great first two.
Puss in Boots movies are awsome too.
This is good news!

Ps: Now with internet recognition of Shrek's greatness, I bet this movie will break records.
S8R8M - 7/10/2024, 10:39 AM
I thought they said enough with the last one.
It's kinda like Toy Story and Despicable Me. When does it end?
FinnishDude - 7/10/2024, 10:45 AM
During an age when Disney themselves is constantly making fun of the cliches of their older movies, is there really a place/"purpose" for another Shrek movie?
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