Shrek 5 is happening and the internet isn’t divided

Shrek 5 takes place and for once the internet isn’t divided.

The news came from Illumination Founder and CEO Chris Meledandri. He sat down with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto for Variety to talk about The Super Mario Bros. Movie. And since this film is expected to make some big numbers at the box office when it hits theaters on April 5, 2023, it’s no surprise that Meledandri is contemplating his next move. So it comes that the next step is Shrek 5.

According to Variety, Meledandri said it was important to get the core elements of what audiences loved about Shrek. After you’ve taken care of it, “you’ll work hard to build story elements and new characters that will take you to whole new places. The original cast plays a big part in that.” And while there aren’t any deals with OG’s Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, or Cameron Diaz right now, there’s something about this confirmation that it’s happening that makes you feel like a kid again.

Meledandri went on to say that negotiations are going well and the cast is coming back. “Conversations are starting now, and all we’ve gotten is that there’s tremendous excitement on the part of the actors to return.” Combine that with the excitement of fans who grew up watching Shrek, and you have a recipe for a blockbuster hit like Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which grossed approximately $442.5 million.

Basically, Shrek 5 is a surefire way to make some money from new fans and introduce new ones to this unique world. And the internet reactions confirm it.

Some fans felt the world was healing:

Others were already seated.

Others were willing to buy any goods.

Some just screamed at the thought of Shrek 5 happening.

Then there were those celebrating, like Shrek and Puss Boots: The Last Wish improving animation in 2023 and beyond.

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I mean… Thanks to the box office success of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
Even if Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers were both willing to return to their iconic roles for a fifth Shrek film.

I could already tell that Shrek 5’s existence is more inevitable than before.👀

— Woody and Daffy Duck (Daniel) (@DaffyWoody) April 4, 2023

Many just lived for all the content we got today.

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Barbie trailer, Spiderverse trailer, Shrek 5 in the works. Today is a day for CINEMA.

— Zach Kornfeld (@korndiddy) April 4, 2023