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Shrek 5: Release Date & Other Important Details!
It’s no surprise that moviegoers can’t get enough of Shrek 5. When Shrek debuted in 2001, it irrevocably altered the landscape of animated cinema. It put a twist on the fairytale genre with absurd trope-smashing characters, a catchy soundtrack, and a lovely message of self-discovery. It was a smart mix of sardonic adult humor and pastoral, kid-friendly romanticism.
It was quickly followed by Shrek 2 in 2002, Shrek 3 in 2007, and Shrek Forever After in 2010. Shrek 5 was announced in 2016, but there has been little news about its development in the years following. The fifth chapter in the iconic franchise, which is now in development, has had a difficult time, but fans will be relieved to know that it is still happening.
Despite changes in direction and storylines, it appears to be emerging from purgatory for a 2022 release. Here’s all we know about the upcoming Shrek film, which could be the most exciting Shrek ever! Kayleen Pierce-Bohen updated this page on July 11th, 2022: Shrek 5 news has been slow to come, but there have been a few enticing tidbits for fans who have been wondering where the fairytale parody franchise has been for the previous decade.
There have been reports of a redesign for the forthcoming Shrek film, but whether or not it would be a complete remake remains to be seen. Only the Muffin Man is certain. Read on for answers to queries concerning a Shrek 5 release date, whether the film would tread familiar ground or deliver something entirely new to the brand.
Shrek 5 Could Be A Completely New Shrek Story
Shrek, despite being one of Dreamworks’ best characters, was a furious misanthrope who preferred to dwell in his swamp and avoid social interaction until a talking donkey convinced him to embark on a journey to save a princess. Then he became one of the best antiheroes of the 2000s, and once he married Fiona and they had their own family, it appeared like even ogres could live happily ever after.
So, in a new Shrek film, what could disrupt the perfect tranquility of their bucolic lifestyle? Teenagers. Shrek 5 could center on Shrek and Fiona’s stressful existence as parents to a slew of teens, according to DevDiscourse. If they’re half as stubborn as their parents, their antics will undoubtedly make for tremendously interesting – and ornery- filmmaking.
Shrek 5 Could Be A Franchise Reinvention
Despite four previous films, Shrek 5 is not expected to take up where Shrek Forever After left off. Instead, it could be a standalone adventure that is just tangentially related to the series. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, writer Michael McCullers revealed that “it’s got a fairly substantial reinvention behind it” that he couldn’t tell, although it appears to be a remake.
A revival of the film would be tough to fathom, especially if a new cast was gathered to play the popular characters. Longtime fans may be more accepting of a stand-alone film that only portrays the characters in cameos and presents a new story in the Kingdom of Duloc.
The Original Cast Of Shrek 5 Could Return
Since the release of Shrek Forever After in 2010, the original cast has been eager to continue Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and the rest of the colorful denizens of the Kingdom of Duloc’s exploits. Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz have declared that they will shoot a new Shrek film as soon as a script is ready, which is an incredible commitment for performers who have had to wait a decade for their dream.
Mike Myer’s latest statements are wonderful news for Shrek 5, and while they don’t reveal a release date, they do signal his desire to return to the franchise “every year” if he could. For years, the Shrek 5 script has been ready.
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In Shrek, Donkey stands atop Shrek’s shoulders. For some years, the writer of such acclaimed comedies as Boss Baby and other Dreamworks productions has had a script for Shrek 5 ready. Michael McCullers has referenced the concept a few times in interviews for his other popular franchises, but he hasn’t revealed anything about the plot.
He explained to The Hollywood Reporter in the same interview that the script is still personal to him and means a lot to him. Recognizing that the script is more than a few years old, it will almost certainly require adjustments, especially because so many members of the creative team have likely changed.
Shrek 5 Is Supposed To Rejuvenate The Franchise
Shrek appeared more than two decades ago, and in Hollywood years, the passage of time indicates the possibility of a franchise revival. Shrek 5 was designed to do just that, according to legendary firms like Universal and Dreamworks.
Universal purchased Dreamworks, and it’s uncertain how much of the Dreamworks vision will remain in the forthcoming Shrek film. Regardless of how Universal handles it, the goal is to excite nostalgic supporters while also attracting a new generation of admirers.
Shrek 5 Production Is Currently Halted
The Covid-19 pandemic, like many other projects in Hollywood, halted work on Shrek 5, leaving details about its future timeline hazy. It was supposed to begin production in 2020, then again in 2021, however that may not happen until 2022.
Studios can continue with their scheduled productions as long as they can afford the cost of daily virus testing administered to their workforce, a concern that Universal Studios may be considering. The amount of time the pandemic delays production might spell the difference between a sequel to a cherished property and a reboot for a change of pace.
The Release Date Of Shrek 5 Has Been Pushed Back
Shrek 5 was supposed to be released in late 2020, however, production was delayed until then, making a 2022 release date more likely. Due to concerns surrounding the global health pandemic, production had yet to begin, hence the release date had been pushed back another further to accommodate a rigorous animated schedule.
More than ever, it appears that if the new Shrek film does not begin production until 2021, it will be released in late 2022. Looper says that it will be released in theatres on September 30th, 2022, and will be available on streaming services in November. A new Shrek film was released every three years at the height of the franchise’s popularity. It’s tough to predict whether interest in the picture will grow with each new release date adjustment.
Shrek 5 Was Nearly A Live-Action Film
In Shrek, the Musical, Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey are on stage. Several years ago, there were rumors that Shrek 5 would be converted into a live-action feature, based in part on Disney’s success with live-action remakes of its blockbuster animated flicks. This proposal was ultimately dropped, something supporters can be thankful for.
Given the abysmal reception of a picture like Cats, in which humanoid-looking anthropomorphic cats significantly frightened audiences, it’s evident that no one would have wanted to see a live-action Shrek film with a CGI Donkey and Eddie Murphy fused together.
Shrek 5 Was Almost Completely Cancelled
Shrek 5 was nearly canceled because of the ongoing argument about whether the fifth edition in the franchise should be a reboot, sequel, remake, or live-action feature. Fortunately, its designers had enough storylines and colorful characters to finish the franchise spanning five Shrek films.
However, because no agreement has been reached on what the next Shrek film will be about and how it will be presented, it may have passed the risk of being canceled (as long as it is not placed in developmental purgatory in perpetuity). If it does not contain Shrek, it may be a spin-off starring a slew of Shrek characters.