Shrek 5 movie is always in the news but there are hardly any official updates on the next installment of the animated sequel. There have been multiple reports that confirm a fifth Shrek movie is in the works but until NBCUniversal or Dreamworks Studios makes an announcement, people will have their doubts.
— DreamWorks Animation (@Dreamworks) March 1, 2021
The producers renewed the Shrek 5 sequel in 2016 but after that Dreamworks was overtaken by NBCUniversal and hence the future of the movie is still in limbo. However, there have been solid updates on Shrek 5 and here is everything you need to know about the movie.
Shrek 5 Release Date, Trailer and Production Updates
Shrek 5 release date is set as September 2022 as per the theatrical slots booked by NBCUniversal for their untitled Dreamworks movie. While we agree that Shrek 5 could come out next year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the entire Hollywood movie slate where most of the movies are delayed, postponed or released straight to streaming services.
It is why there is no way to figure out the release date for Shrek 5 as the creators themselves have no idea about that right now. There have been reports that Shrek 5 has started production last year and the filming will be completed around mid-2021. Fans are waiting for the real Shrek 5 trailer that will clear all the doubts and also give us an exact premiere date for the movie.
Shrek 5 Plot Rumors, Spoilers and Theories
Shrek 5 plot has been written by Michael McCullers who was hired to give a fresh take on the storyline. There are rumors that Shrek 5 story will take place in the modern-day where Shrek and Donkey will have a tough time adjusting to the gadgets.
It is also kind of confirmed that Shrek 5 will be a soft reboot instead of a direct sequel and might focus on the kids of Shrek and Fiona who are now teenagers. Shrek 5 will try to expand the Universe and we could see several new characters along with the old villains returning.