Following the announcement of Kung Fu Panda 4 from Dreamworks, fans are now wondering when their long-awaited Shrek 5 will get the green light. However, confirmation of Shrek 5 has been years back.
Plans for Shrek 5 were canceled and revived in 2016, although it has since stalled and production has yet to begin. That same year, Dreamworks and NBC Universal confirmed that Shrek 5 would complete the five-movie franchise.
Following the success of Shrek 2, Jeffrey Katzenberg, the producer, announced that the story of Shrek had been outlined in five films almost from the beginning. In other words, he had hinted at Shrek 5 back in 2004. Speaking to Fox Business Network in February 2014, Jeffrey Katzenberg hinted that a fifth film could still be in the works. “We like to give them a little rest,” he said of the characters. “But I think you can rest assured that we will have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not done, and more importantly, neither is he,” Katzenberg said.
Michael McCullers has previously hinted that the storyline has “a pretty big reinvention.” Also, Jeffrey Katzenberg shared that Shrek 5 is bringing back Lord Farquaad, the villain. However, according to some previous reports, the fifth film will not pick up where the earlier film left off. The characters in the fifth film will be the same, but Dreamworks’ new owners want it to be different from the first four films. In their opinion, they would reinvent and give the new film a fresh story.
Speaking to Variety, Chris Meledandri explained that he hopes to bring back the original voice actors, including Mike Myers as Shrek and Eddie Murphy as Donkey. “If you look back at these vocal performances, they’re great, and while you could certainly make the case for complete reinvention, I’m responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to return to these characterizations. The challenge for us was I’ve found something that really feels like it’s not just another movie in a series of sequels,” said Chris Meledandri, who is primarily a producer of Despicable Me and The Despicable Me “Sing” series is known.
NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke expressed his confidence saying that producer Meledandri would be able to breathe new life into the franchise. While praising Meledandri, Steve Burke said, “He (Meledandri) will try creatively to help us figure out how to revive Shrek and add value as we create new franchises for lucrative spin-off merchandise and.” amusement park attractions are licensed.”
Shrek 5 does not have an official release date. Stay tuned to Devdiscourse for the latest updates on animated films.
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