Shrek 5 is taking much longer to release and fans have started to demand an update from the makers. NBCUniversal and Dreamworks are not giving out any updates and it has made fans a little bit worried. Many of the Shrek franchise viewers now feel that the fifth Shrek movie is canceled, and they are not working on it anymore.
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The reason is simple as the last Shrek movie came out in 2010 and it has been 9 years that everyone is waiting for the fifth sequel. However, the latest leaks suggest that Shrek 5 will definitely happen as the producer studios have big plans for the franchise. Here is more information on the leaked Shrek 5 plot and the release date for the movie.
NBCUniversal will make Shrek 5 a Bigger Franchise
Fans don’t have to worry about the Shrek 5 movie as it is not canceled and the script has already been finished. The cast and crew of the fifth Shrek movie are currently working for the Puss in Boots sequel and they have been told to advise with caution. Ever since Universal has purchased Dreamworks for $3 billion, it is no longer just an animation studio and decisions are now taken from the corporate level.
Michael McCullers, the scriptwriter for Shrek 5 says that he has already finished writing the story and NBCUniversal have huge plans to make a bigger franchise out of Shrek series. The planning is still under process as to how they want to take the Shrek universe forward and once they give a signal, work will start on Shrek 5 and it will release soon in theaters.
Shrek 5 Release Date and Reboot Plot
Shrek 5 has been confirmed to be a reboot instead of a sequel, which means the story from the first four movies won’t be continued forward. It is the same reason why they hired a new writer as they wanted a fresh look to the Shrek franchise. Even though most of the cast members will be the same in Shrek 5, the story would be totally different. As per the leaked reports, the fifth Shrek movie will release on September 23, 2022.