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Shrek 5 has been officially announced and will arrive in June 2026

Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz will return to play Shrek, Donkey and Fiona respectively

There is no doubt that one of the most iconic franchises in the world of animated cinema is Dreamworks' Shrek, which, since its first feature film released in 2001, has immersed itself fully in popular culture and has not stopped releasing sequels and spin-offs. offs of the original story.

Now, to continue his legacy, Dreamworks has announced that Shrek 5 will be released on July 1, 2026 and Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz will return to once again play Shrek, Donkey and Fiona respectively.

While not much is known about the plot of this upcoming animated film, it has been in development in one form or another for the better part of a decade, and writer Michael McCullers hinted that it would bring "a pretty big reinvention" to the franchise. . McCullers' statement made some wonder if the film would be a reboot or if it will continue the story after the events of Shrek 4 released in 2010.

Puss in Boots told us about the return of Shrek

Let us also remember that the film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (which was a resounding success in 2022 and was nominated for Best Animated Film at the 95th Academy Awards in 2023), hinted in a last scene at the possibility of Shrek's return when Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) and his friends were on their way to meet “some old friends” in Far Far Away.

“I've been with this cat for almost 20 years,” Banderas previously joked in a 2022 interview. “The first time I did  The cat with boots , I was working on Broadway, so I did my first shoot there. I have already made five films. There will probably be another one, and  Shrek  "I'll probably come back."


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