Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz Return for Shrek 5

Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz Return for Shrek 5

The beloved Shrek franchise is making a comeback with its fifth installment, tentatively titled “Shrek 5.” The production company behind the series confirmed the new sequel on Wednesday, announcing a release date set for July 1, 2026.

This eagerly anticipated film will reunite the original voice cast, including Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, and Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona.

The Shrek series has been a staple in the world of animated films since its inception. The original Shrek movie, released in 2001, garnered widespread acclaim for its unique blend of humor, heart, and groundbreaking animation.

It was not only a box office hit but also a critical success, making history as the first animated film to compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Eddie Murphy, the voice behind the lovable and talkative Donkey, recently shared insights about the upcoming project in an interview with a leading Hollywood portal.

“We started doing [Shrek 5] months ago,” Murphy revealed. “I recorded the first act, and we’ll be doing it this year.” His excitement mirrors that of fans worldwide who have been eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite characters.

The Shrek series has remained a cultural phenomenon over the years, with each film bringing its unique charm and wit to audiences of all ages. The confirmation of a new sequel is expected to generate significant buzz and anticipation.

As the film industry continues to evolve, the Shrek franchise stands as a testament to the timeless appeal of well-crafted animated stories. With the original cast back on board and production underway, “Shrek 5” promises to deliver the same magic that captivated audiences two decades ago.

Fans can mark their calendars for July 1, 2026, as the return of Shrek and his friends is bound to be one of the most talked-about events in the entertainment world. Until then, the anticipation and excitement will only continue to build, promising another memorable journey to the enchanting land of Far Far Away.