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‘Shrek 5’ Set for 2026 with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

‘Shrek 5’ Set for 2026 with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Shrek 5 is officially a go. Universal and Dreamworks announced that the storied franchise will return on July 1, 2026.

Stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz will return. The feature has long been in development and will arrive 16 years after previous entry, Shrek Forever After, which bowed in 2010 and earned $752.6 million globally.

Walt Dohrn will direct after wroking as a writer on the second and third films, and head of story on the fourth film.

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The Shrek franchise began life with the 2001 film that was praised for its animation style and playing with fairy tail tropes. It centered on an Ogre named Shrek (Myers), who falls for Fiona (Diaz), the princess of Far Far Away who has been cursed, trapped in the body of an ogre. Donkey (Murphy) provided comic relief, pathos and friendship to Shrek. It was basd on William Steig’s bok.

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