Parody of a fairy tale In the 2000s, Shrek movies were huge hits, so it’s not surprising that fans want more, even though Shrek Forever After was supposed to be the last one when it came out in 2010.
But even though the hit animation franchise made four big hits in ten years, it has been missing from the many reboots, sequels, and spin-offs that are playing in theatres these days.
But there’s no need to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin because Shrek 5 has been in the works since 2016, so all we have to do now is wait for the movie to come out.
Since it’s been a while since the last Shrek movie, here’s what we know about the troubled production of Shrek 5 and when we might be able to see the green ogre again.
Shrek 5 Release Date
At first, Shrek 5 was set to come out in late 2020, but then it was thought that production wouldn’t start until late 2020, which made a release date of 2022 more likely. Due to concerns about the global health pandemic, production hadn’t started yet, so the release date was pushed back again to make room for a busy animated schedule.
If the new Shrek movie doesn’t even start filming until 2021, it seems more likely than ever that it won’t come out until late 2022. Looper says that it will be in theatres on September 30, 2022, and that it will be available to stream in November.
When the Shrek movies were at their most popular, a new one came out every 3 years. It’s hard to say if people will keep getting more interested in the movie as the release date moves.
Who Will be in the Cast of Shrek 5?
The most important question about this new Shrek movie is whether or not DreamWorks and Illumination will bring back the actors from the first two movies to play the same roles they did in those movies.
Because their voices are so important to the characters, it would be hard to find someone else to play them, and Chris Meledandri is well aware of the legacy they left behind.
He told Variety, “When you look back on those vocal performances, they were great. You could make a case for a complete reinvention, but I find myself wanting to go back to those characters because I miss them.”
Mike Myers is ready to play Shrek again, and he recently told GQ that he’d love to do a Shrek movie every year. “The idea of an ogre who hates himself becoming an ogre who loves himself was important to me. I like to play Shrek a lot. I’d be happy if I had to do one “Shrek” a year.”
What Will Happen in Shrek 5?
When Shrek 2 came out in 2004, producer Jeffrey Katzenberg told IGN that Shrek was originally supposed to be a five-film series and that in Shrek 5, “we will understand how Shrek got to be in that swamp, when we meet him in the first movie.”
It looks like Shrek 5 was supposed to be a prequel that would come out in 2013. However, while making Shrek Forever After, it was decided that the fourth movie was the best way for the story of the loveable green ogre to end.
In the years that followed, there were rumours of a fifth movie after the break. However, production on Shrek 5 didn’t really start until 2016, when Comcast bought DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion. Steve Burke, the head of NBC Universal, talked at the time about plans to bring back the franchise and other DreamWorks movies. Later that year, it was said that the movie would come out in 2019.
So far, so good. Eddie Murphy even said that Austin Powers screenwriter Michael McCullers had already written a script. In March 2017, McCullers told The Hollywood Reporter that his story was “a pretty big reinvention” for the series, which led to rumours that Shrek 5 would actually be a reboot.
Then, in 2018, Variety said that both Shrek 5 and Puss in Boots 2 would be rebooted, but with the same voice actors, and that Despicable Me creator Chris Meledandri would be in charge of the new versions.
“The challenge for us has been to come up with something that doesn’t feel like just another movie in a long line of sequels,” he said.
But even though pre-production went well, we haven’t heard anything about Shrek 5 since then. It’s clear that the 2019 release date didn’t happen.
Given that the franchise was starting to lose steam by the time Shrek Forever After came out and that 10 years have passed since then, it seems likely that Shrek 5 will be some kind of reboot, which is probably what Comcast is hoping will get the series back on track.
How different the remake will be is still unknown, but it looks like the voice cast will stay the same (could you imagine Shrek without Mike Myers’ Scottish accent? ), but not much else is known.
But scriptwriter Michael McCullers says that coming up with new ideas seems to be the key.
Is there any Trailer for Shrek 5?
As we know there is no official announcement on Shrek 5. So there is no trailer yet. You can watch the trailer for Shrek 4 below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Shrek 5 Confirmed?
Antonio Banderas seemed to say that the fifth Shrek movie is still being made while he was doing press for the latest Shrek spinoff, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
In Shrek 5, Who Will Be the Bad Guy?
In Shrek 5, a new character named Rumpelstiltskin is the bad guy. He is a strong wizard who wants to rule the kingdom. He wants to take Princess Fiona hostage and make her marry him. Before it’s too late, Shrek and his friends have to stop him.
Will the Same People Be in Shrek 5?
Even though DreamWorks hasn’t announced the cast for the fifth movie, it looks like all of the main four characters will be back in their roles.
Is Shrek 5 Happening?
Shrek 5 has already had a very hard time getting to the big screen, but it looks like the movie will be made.