Ogre-sized News: Shrek Returns After 16 Years!

Get ready to relive the fairytale (or should we say, fairytALE) romance! DreamWorks Animation just announced that Shrek, the grumpy but lovable ogre, is coming back for a fifth movie! It’s been a whopping 16 years since Shrek Forever After graced our screens, but in July 2026, we’ll be whisked back to Far Far Away for a brand new adventure.

The cherry on top? The original voice cast is returning! Mike Myers will once again lend his iconic Scottish brogue to Shrek, Eddie Murphy will be back as the wisecracking Donkey, and Cameron Diaz will reprise her role as Princess Fiona (who hopefully won’t spend too much time as an ogre this time around).

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This news comes as music to the ears of fans who grew up with Shrek. The announcement sent social media into a frenzy, with many fans expressing their excitement. One user said, “A generation of adults have been waiting for this announcement!” while another joked, “I’m so excited I practically scared the theater employees!”

The news isn’t entirely surprising. Eddie Murphy himself hinted at a fifth film recently, letting slip that they were already recording the first act. Looks like Donkey might even be getting his own spin-off movie – Murphy also mentioned they’re working on a separate project focused on the wisecracking sidekick!

So, mark your calendars for July 2026, because Shrek is officially back! It’ll be fascinating to see what kind of trouble our favorite ogre gets into next, and whether Fiona finally gets her happily ever after (fingers crossed it doesn’t involve another ogrification potion!).

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