Shrek 5 is one of the most awaited movies of this decade and it has been 9 years since the last installment was released. Even the Avatar sequels have finished shooting and have a released date set, yet there is no confirmation for Shrek 5 or any official update. It has made fans of the ogre movie series upset and angry as they demand a release date to see their beloved character once again on the big screen.
disappointed that i was promised a shrek 5 this year and there was NOTHING
— norma (@normamacedos) November 6, 2019
Me urge shrek 5
— Mau Flores M (@MauFloresMagaa2) November 5, 2019
wasn’t shrek 5 supposed to come out this year?
— Shrimp👻 (@shrimp0170) November 6, 2019
When Dreamworks and Comcast NBCUniversal companies had a merge, it was said that Shrek 5 would be the first priority. But nothing of that sort has happened and the latest reports say that Puss in Boots sequel will come out first and then Shrek 5, making the fans more aggressive with the release date demands.
Shrek 5 Delayed for Puss in Boots Sequel
Fans have started to wonder whether the next movie in the Shrek series has been canceled or they are just rebooting the whole franchise. But the movie Shrek 5 is not canceled and just has delayed as the Dreamworks studio has been ordered to finish the Puss in Boots sequel.
The creative team behind both the animated movies have the same members and hence the projects can’t run side by side. Shrek 5 has been shelved to prioritize the Puss in Boots 2 starring Antonio Banderas. Michael McCullers, the new writer for the Shrek 5 movie said that the script is ready and they will start working on it soon.
Shrek 5 Reboot Release Date
Although it is not officially confirmed whether it will be a sequel or a reboot, there are reports that Universal is rebooting all their major franchises with some minor tweaks. The cast from the original Shrek movie series such as Mike Meyers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, etc. are expected to return in the Shrek reboot.
The reason they hired a new writer in the form of Michael McCullers indicates that they want a fresh new story from a different angle. Based on the slots booked by Universal studios, Shrek 5 could have a release date as September 23, 2022.