Shrek 5 is on the charts of a reboot. The last Shrek movie “Shrek Forever and After” released in 2010 and since then, people have been guessing about the future of the franchise. Well! After 8 years, some good news has come around the way for Shrek. The Ogre might rise again with another installment of the film.
Technically, the film got renewed for the 5th installment in 2016. According to Polygon, DreamWork has renewed the film for 5th installment (In 2017), and the movie is focusing on a release in 2019 or 2020. However, if we consider the above details, no publicity or a massive push has yet occurred for Shrek 5. Variety also reported that Universal Pictures’ has vague ideas about the future of Shrek 5.
Latest Updates About Shrek 5
Variety reported that Chris Meledandri who is the producer of “Minions” and “Despicable Me” is supervising a reboot of the Dreamworks animated series.
According to Meledandri, Shrek 5 will give a rebirth to the series. It will be a completely different storyline and plot. Well! It will just reinvent the series. Meledandri said that the hurdle for us has been to spot something that really does feel like it’s not merely yet another flick in a series of sequels. This clears the mindset for the Shrek 5. It will an entirely new and original storyline.
The Script Had Been Completed For Shrek 5
Eddie Murphy, the original star of the Shrek franchize confirmed the news for Shrek 5 in September 2016. Murphy also added that the film would release in 2019 or 2020 and the script for Shrek 5 is complete.
Austin Powers, Michael McCullers penned the narrative for the movie. It is based on his idea, with an aim to reinvent the Shrek franchise. Though the script for Shrek 5 was completed in 2016-17, it’s 3 years past that, and no further updates have come out about the film.
If the reboot movie is going to premiere in 2019 or either 2020, some statements about it will come out soon. The confusion for the future of the franchise is growing with everyday passing of 2019.
How People Reacted On Reboot Of Shrek 5
The news of Shrek might get a reboot got a very unusual reaction. The time gap elapsed between the prior installment of the film might be a reason for it.
I wish I had the money to just do pointless things for the sake of doing them… Shrek reboot? Really?! https://t.co/OdBfXvxs2J
— chefwayneface (@chefwayneface) November 6, 2018
https://t.co/9tzrXqEJof please just make other funny, original kids' movies, please god, just stop rebooting
— Emily Gaudette (@emilygmonster) November 6, 2018
The first Shrek movie premiered in 2001 and broke all records of success and critical acclaims. The film was praised by everyone, which lead to the further 3 installments. Shrek was also the first film to win an Academy Award for an animated film in 2002.
Official announcements are yet to be made about the premiere date of Shrek 5. However, if we continue to believe that the movie will release in 2019, we can assume that it will happen in the latter quarter of 2019 or in early 2020. Further updates about the movie are much awaited, and we can expect them to be coming sooner!