The All-Star Returns – Shrek 5 To Hit Cinemas In 2026

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Fourteen years after ‘Shrek Forever After’, the fourth film in the iconic franchise, DreamWorks Animation has revealed that ‘Shrek 5’ is officially in development.

Original stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz are all confirmed to return in their roles of Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona – however whether Antonio Banderas will return as the feisty Puss In Boots is not yet known.

‘Shrek 5’ will be directed by Walt Dohrn who was a writer and artist on ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Shrek The Third’, and as head of story on ‘Shrek Forever After’. It will be produced by franchise returner Gina Shay, and Illumination founder Chris Meledandri, with Brad Ableson as Co-Director.

Of course, it wasn’t long ago that Eddie Murphy (Donkey) revealed not only was the new film in production, but that his character would also get his own spin-off!

“We started doing [‘Shrek 5’] months ago,” Eddie told Collider. “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].”

It’s safe to say the ‘Shrek’ franchise is one of huge numbers – the original grossed $487 million worldwide, with its follow-up achieving a $928 million worldwide gross.

‘Shrek 5’ is in cinemas 1 July, 2026.

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