Shrek 5 Officially Confirmed: Original Cast Returns After 16-Year Hiatus!

Los Angeles, CA – Shrek fans can rejoice as the beloved ogre returns in Shrek 5, set to hit theaters on July 1, 2026. The core voice cast, including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz, will reprise their roles in this highly anticipated sequel.

The Shrek franchise first captured hearts in 2001 with its debut film, which not only became a box office hit but also received critical acclaim. From its humble beginnings, Shrek evolved into a powerhouse for DreamWorks Animation, paving the way for a series of successful sequels.

Following the success of the original film, Shrek 2 premiered at Cannes and became the franchise’s highest-grossing installment, solidifying its stronghold in the world of animation. Subsequent sequels, including Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After, continued to charm audiences worldwide.

Over the years, the franchise expanded with spin-offs like Puss in Boots, focusing on the lovable feline character voiced by Antonio Banderas. As discussions around Shrek 5 intensified, fans eagerly awaited news about the potential involvement of Banderas in this latest chapter.

In a recent interview, Eddie Murphy hinted at upcoming Shrek projects, teasing a possible Donkey spin-off. The excitement surrounding Shrek 5 has been building since 2018, when reports surfaced about plans for a new addition to the franchise under the guidance of animation executive Chris Meledandri.

As the countdown to Shrek 5’s release begins, fans can look forward to reuniting with their favorite characters and embarking on a new adventure filled with laughter and heartwarming moments. Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated film as the release date approaches.