DreamWorks Studios and Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri have announced that the beloved “Shrek” franchise will be getting a new lease of life with a fifth movie.
The film will feature the original voice actors, and negotiations are currently underway with Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy to reprise their roles as the iconic characters Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey.
Meledandri has promised that the new movie will honor the core elements of the franchise that audiences have loved, while also introducing new storylines and characters to take the audience on an exciting adventure. The involvement of the original cast is a pivotal part of the movie’s vision, and negotiations are said to be progressing positively.
The original “Shrek” movie, released in 2001, was a resounding box office success, grossing almost $492 million globally and spawning three additional films and numerous spin-offs. The franchise has become an iconic part of popular culture, with many memorable moments and quotable lines that have remained in the public consciousness.
Meledandri has teased that there is even the possibility of a spin-off movie featuring the beloved Donkey character, following strong enthusiasm expressed by Eddie Murphy for the role. While there has been no official statement from Myers or Diaz, Murphy has stated his desire to return to the character, expressing that he would do so without hesitation if given the opportunity.
The announcement of a new “Shrek” movie has sent social media into a frenzy, with many expressing their excitement over the return of the iconic franchise. Fans have been waiting eagerly for a new installment, and this news has only heightened their anticipation for what is sure to be a spectacular addition to the franchise.
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