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Original stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz are confirmed to reprise their iconic roles, promising fans a nostalgic return to the much-loved franchise. With the film directed by Walt Dohrn and produced by Gina Shay and Chris Meledandri, 'Shrek 5' aims to breathe new life into the series while honoring the charm that made it a global phenomenon.

Back to the Swamp: The Gang's All Here!

Hold onto your fairy tale books, folks, because we're going back to the swamp! That's right, 'Shrek 5' is officially on its way, and guess what? Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz are all set to return! July 1, 2026, can't come soon enough, as fans around the globe are buzzing with excitement for another chapter in the beloved 'Shrek' saga.

What's a 'Shrek' movie without its stellar cast? Myers, Murphy, and Diaz are gearing up to bring our favorite characters back to life. And while Antonio Banderas' return as the suave Puss in Boots is still up in the air, we've got our fingers crossed!

Walt Dohrn, a 'Shrek' series veteran, takes the director's chair this time around, promising to deliver all the humor, heart, and adventure we've come to expect. With Gina Shay and Chris Meledandri at the production helm, 'Shrek 5' is shaping up to be a fairy tale worth waiting for.

Eddie Murphy spilled some magical beans, revealing not only has he started voice recording for 'Shrek 5,' but a Donkey spinoff movie is also in the works! "I love Donkey," Murphy exclaimed, hinting at more hilarious escapades to come.

"We started doing [‘Shrek 5’] months ago," Murphy told 'Collider'. "I did this. I recorded the first act, and we’ll be doing it this year, we’ll finish it up. ‘Shrek’ is coming out and Donkey’s gonna have his own movie. We’re gonna do Donkey as well. So we’re gonna do a ‘Shrek,’ and we’re doing a Donkey [movie]."

The 'Shrek' series, with its four main films and two 'Puss in Boots' spinoffs, has been a cinematic treasure, grossing billions worldwide. Now, under the guidance of Chris Meledandri, the franchise looks to its next chapter, aiming to capture the hearts of both new fans and those yearning for a taste of nostalgia.

The franchise released four feature films between 2001 and 2010. The original turned DreamWorks Animation into a powerhouse studio with its $487 million worldwide gross. The movie became the first Oscar winner in the animated feature category.

'Shrek 2' grossed $928 million. Both films competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

While 'Shrek the Third' and 'Shrek Forever After' earned less acclaim than the first two movies, they still managed to gross $813 million and $752 million worldwide. Both 'Puss in Boots' spinoffs were theatrical hits as well, grossing $555 million and $484 million, respectively. 

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'Shrek 5' isn't just another sequel. It's a return to a world where fairy tales collide with uproarious comedy, where characters become family, and where the adventure never ends. With the original cast returning, it's a reunion we've all been dreaming of.

So mark your calendars and prepare for a journey back to the swamp. "Shrek 5" is coming, and it's going to be an adventure of ogre proportions!