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‘Shrek 5’ is coming out in July 2026, and the big stars are on board

‘Shrek 5’ is coming out in July 2026, and the big stars are on board

‘Shrek 5’ is coming out in July 2026, and the big stars are on board

Film studio Dreamworks Animation confirmed in a after on X that “Shrek 5” will hit the big screen on July 1, 2026 – 14 years after the previous installment was released.

The big stars have already signed on, according to the report: Mike Myers will voice the eponymous ogre, Cameron Diaz will return as Princess Fiona and Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as the unstoppable donkey.

The film is directed by Walt Dohrn (“Trolls”) and Brad Ableson (“Minions: The Rise of Gru”), and written by Michael McCullers and Christopher Meledandri.

The first “Shrek” film was a huge success when it was released in 2001, leading to sequels such as “Shrek 2” in 2004, “Shrek the Third” in 2007 and “Shrek Forever After” in 2010.

There was also a spin-off film, “Puss in Boots”, featuring the outlaw cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, released in 2011, with a sequel – “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” – released in 2022.

It has not yet been confirmed whether Banderas will be involved in “Shrek 5.”

Murphy leaked the news of his own involvement in an interview with trade publication Collider in June, and also said that Donkey will get his own spin-off film.

The franchise has become a cultural phenomenon, to the extent that shoe brand Crocs is a Shrek Crocodile in 2023 and a recreation of Shrek’s Swamp House was offered for rent on Airbnb last September.

Fans are eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite characters for more entertainment in “Shrek 5.” Following Murphy’s revelation, the film is expected to feature plenty of humor and adventure that will appeal to both old and new fans of the franchise.

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