Shrek 5 filming will start soon and it is the best news so far for the fans of the animated movie series. Fans will finally get to see Shrek and Fiona on another adventure as the franchise returns to the big screen with the fifth installment. It has been almost a decade since Shrek 4 came out and some reports are claiming that the Shrek 5 is canceled, after NBCUniversal taking over Dreamworks studios.
I really hope DreamWorks is using this time in quarantine to work on Shrek 5
— Derek Soto (@DerekSoto23) March 24, 2020
However, it is not true at all as NBCUniversal has big plans for Shrek 5 and the project is under progress for years. The latest updates claim that Shrek 5 pre-production work is about to be finished and the filming with motion capture will start soon. It seems that the Shrek 5 release date schedule of 2022 is still on track and the movie is progressing gradually.
Shrek 5 Pre-Production is almost complete, Filming will Start Soon
Shrek 5 movie is under progress since 2015 when NBCUniversal decided to continue the franchise. Steve Burke, the CEO of NBCUniversal assigned Chris Meledandri to the movie so that he can give him a fresh new look. It was done to promote the Shrek theme parks and merchandise that the company is planning to launch along with Shrek 5 movie.
It could also be the main reason why Shrek 5 has been delayed for so long as the project is attached to so many things and it will take a lot of time. But some of the recent reports indicate that the pre-production work of Shrek 5 is over and they are ready to start the filming with mocap actors too. The script changes are also done and a totally new Shrek 5 reboot is on its way to arrive in theaters along with the Shrek based theme parks.
Shrek 5 Release Date is Set for 2022 with Reboot Script
Shrek 5 release date is set as September 23, 2022, as per the slots booked by NBCUniversal for a Dreamworks animation movie. It also goes in line with the two years of filming and post-production schedule, where the fifth Shrek movie will be ready by then.
Michael McCullers was hired to write the script for Shrek 5 and it is already complete. The goal is to create a fresh storyline that can set with the modern audience and it might also soft-reboot the franchise. Shrek 5 reboot movie will allow the studios to create several spin-offs movies like Puss in the Boots and theme park attractions based on the Shrek characters.