Have you been waiting for DreamWorks to buckle and produce another Shrek movie with Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy? If so, then you’re going to be a happy camper today as the studio has begun development on a fifth and likely final Shrek film.
Per Variety, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffery Katzenberg spoke on the possibility of a fifth Shrek film and said he was confident that another one will be coming down the pike soon:
We like to let them [the 'Shrek' movies] have a little bit of time to rest. But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the ‘Shrek’ series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.
After surprising everyone with a stunningly solid first film that was a meta look at the world of fairy tales, DreamWorks churned out a franchise in Shrek and has since produced four theatrical films and a slew of spinoffs. The quality in the series has dramatically decreased as time has gone on, but if the studio embarks on a fifth film, it will likely be the final one and will likely be their best effort at sending he franchise off right.
No release dates have been mentioned and the film isn’t yet set for distribution, but we’re that much closer to having Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy return for Shrek 5 – and it’s up to the masses to determine if that’s a good thing or not.