Anyone reading this shouldn’t be surprised that efforts are actively being made to give Shrek fans more of the acclaimed franchise following the unquestionable success of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination, who is now on the eve of the debut of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, enthusiastically expressed that message. Meledandri, a partner and consultant for Dreamworks Animation, stated that the original cast of the long-awaited fifth installment of the main Shrek franchise is anticipated to return in an interview with Variety that was released on Tuesday. The stars, such as Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz, have not yet signed their final contracts.
“It’s not that dissimilar to the process that we went through with Mario, where you look at what the core elements are that audiences have loved, and you do your very best to honor those core elements,” Meledandri told the publication.
After publicly expressing his desire for a spinoff focusing on Donkey in January, Murphy garnered media attention.
“I love Donkey,” Murphy told Etalk at the time when asked about the possibility of revisiting the character. “They did the Puss in Boots movies. I was like, they should have done a Donkey movie. Donkey is funnier than Puss in Boots. I mean, I love Puss in Boots but he ain’t as funny as the Donkey. … I would do a Donkey movie, I would do another Shrek, in two seconds.”