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DreamWorks Sequel: All the Latest Updates and Information
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After nearly 15 years away, the beloved ogre Shrek is set to return with Shrek 5! Fans were thrilled when DreamWorks Animation announced on July 9, 2024, that the film is not only in the works but also approaching its theatrical release. The studio delighted many by confirming the return of the original voice cast.

The magic of the Shrek franchise simply wouldn’t be the same without its original stars. DreamWorks confirmed that Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona will be back, with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz reprising their iconic roles. Fans will also be pleased to hear that Antonio Banderas is set to return as the voice of Puss in Boots.

DreamWorks has not kept fans in suspense about the film’s release date. The studio’s announcement specified that Shrek 5 will hit theaters on July 1, 2026. This news has amplified the excitement and anticipation for the beloved characters’ return to the big screen.

Details about the plot of Shrek 5 remain under wraps. However, Eddie Murphy provided some insight during a June 2024 interview with Collider. “We started doing Shrek… 5 months ago. I recorded the first act, and we’ll continue working on it this year, finishing it up,” the comedian shared. He also teased that a standalone Donkey movie is in the works. “Shrek is coming out, and Donkey’s gonna have his own movie. So, we’re doing a Shrek, and we’re doing a Donkey [movie].”

The announcement of Shrek 5 is a notable addition to the already cherished franchise, which began with the first film in 2001. The original movie’s success led to three sequels: Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. The series also introduced the world to Puss in Boots, who garnered his own spinoffs. Fans can look forward to more adventures, especially with Murphy’s hint at an upcoming Donkey film.

In addition to the movies, the Shrek universe has extended its reach with a stage adaptation, Shrek The Musical. The musical has kept the spirit of the franchise alive, engaging audiences with live performances based on William Steig’s 1990 children’s book, which inspired the films.

The accessibility of the Shrek films for a new generation of fans is also noteworthy. The original Shrek movie can be streamed on Netflix. For those looking to catch up on the rest of the series, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After are available on Peacock.

With its rich history and beloved characters, Shrek 5 promises to be an exciting continuation of the series. The return of the original voice cast and the promise of both a new Shrek movie and a Donkey standalone film have fans eagerly awaiting what DreamWorks has in store. The countdown to July 1, 2026, has already begun, and it cannot come soon enough for those who have missed the adventures in the swamp.

Source: Hollywood Life