Shrek 5 is surely happening even though the project is compared to Half-Life 3 and The Winds of Winter these days. Many of the fans are worried that NBCUniversal has canceled the Shrek franchise after taking over Dreamworks studios but the reality is totally the opposite.
DreamWorks Animation is honored for Shrek to be inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry for 2020. We couldn't be happier for Shrek to join the ranks of some of the most moving, transformative, and important films around the world. #NatFilmRegistry pic.twitter.com/F6z1hKxIuZ
— DreamWorks Animation (@Dreamworks) December 14, 2020
NBC wants to expand the Shrek universe and the fifth movie is currently under production. The Green ogre will back very soon and Shrek 5 will be a reboot instead of a direct sequel. Here are more details on Shrek 5 release date, trailer, plot spoilers and other movie updates.
Shrek 5 Release Date, Trailer and Plot Spoilers
Shrek 5 release date is set as September 23, 2022, as per the reports which are based on the theatrical slots booked by the studio. However, it could be delayed or even preponed as the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the entire Hollywood industry with some of the biggest movies delayed and theaters closing down.
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Michael McCullers has been hired to write the Shrek 5 script and give a fresh vision to the storyline. It has also been revealed by McCullers that he has finished the script and everyone has loved it. Fans can expect Shrek 5 trailer to drop around 6-8 months before the release date.
Shrek 5 will be a Reboot and not a Sequel
Shrek 5 movie not a direct sequel to the previous movie but will instead serve as a soft reboot of the storyline. The main characters of Shrek, Donkey and others will still stay the same and voiced by the same actors, but their designs will surely change. One of the theories that Shrek 5 will take in modern times with Shrek learning to use technology whereas others speculates that the Shrek V will show the grandkids of Shrek and will be set a few years later.