‘Shrek 5’ finally has a release date — find out which cast members are returning

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Shrek is back.

DreamWorks Animation announced Tuesday that “Shrek 5” will beryllium released connected July 1, 2026.

Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy will reprise their roles arsenic Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey, respectively.

“Shrek 5” poster. DreamWorks

“Not excessively Far, Far Away…@Shrek 5 is coming to theaters connected July 1, 2026 pinch Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz,” nan workplace wrote connected X (formerly Twitter).

Shrek successful “Shrek 2.”
Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy astatine nan 2001 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Getty Images

It’s unclear if Antonio Banderas, who plays Puss successful Boots successful nan animated franchise, will return.

“Shrek 5” will beryllium directed by Walt Dohrn pinch Brad Ableson arsenic co-director, according to Variety.

The poster for “Shrek.” ©DreamWorks/Courtesy Everett Collection
Donkey, Shrek and Princess Fiona. © DreamWorks Animation LLC.
Shrek and Donkey successful “Shrek Forever After.” ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Coll

Dohrn, 53, was a writer and animator connected nan 2nd and 3rd “Shrek” films. He served arsenic caput of communicative connected nan 4th film, wherever he besides voiced Rumpelstiltskin.

The 5th movie will beryllium produced by Gina Shay, who worked connected nan 4th film, and Illumination laminitis Chris Meledandri.

Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz astatine nan “Shrek 4” premiere successful May 2010. WireImage

The beloved movie series started pinch 2001’s “Shrek” and spawned 3 sequels — 2004’s “Shrek 2,” 2007’s “Shrek nan Third” and 2010’s “Shrek Forever After.”

There’s besides been 2 spinoffs based on Banderas’ character — 2011’s “Puss successful Boots” and 2022’s “Puss successful Boots: The Last Wish.”

 The franchise has grossed much than $4 cardinal astatine nan worldwide container office.

Fiona and Shrek pinch their kids successful “Shrek Forever After.” AP

Meledandri, 65, confirmed successful April that “Shrek 5” was successful nan useful pinch nan original formed successful talks to return.

“We expect nan formed coming back. Talks are starting now, and each denotation that we’ve gotten is there’s tremendous enthusiasm connected behalf of nan actors to return,” Meledandri told Variety astatine nan time.

Murphy, 63, gave a awesome update connected nan movie last month.

“We started doing [‘Shrek 5’] months ago,” nan character and comedian said successful an question and reply with Collider.

Eddie Murphy astatine nan “Candy Cane Lane” premiere successful Nov. 2023. Getty Images

“I recorded nan first act, and we’ll beryllium doing it this year, we’ll decorativeness it up,” he added.

Murphy besides confirmed that a Donkey spinoff is successful nan works.

Myers, 61, antecedently expressed liking successful returning to nan franchise.

Mike Myers astatine nan 49th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Nicole Kidman connected April 27, 2024. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

“There’s an affectional halfway there,” he said to GQ in 2022 astir playing Shrek. “You cognize nan old  joke: I wouldn’t want to beryllium a personnel of a nine that would person maine arsenic a member. I person ever felt that way. The conception of going from a self-loathing ogre to a self-accepting ogre was meaningful to me.”

Cameron Diaz astatine nan 2024 BottleRock Napa Valley festival. London Entertainment/Shutterstock

Diaz, 51, retired from acting successful 2018, but she returned to nan industry for nan Netflix flick “Back successful Action” which comes retired later this year.

“Shrek 5” will only beryllium her 2nd movie successful nan past decade.

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