We are still waiting for an official release date for Shrek 5, but at least we know that it is happening. The movie is again happening. The production started back in 2014, but it was delayed due to different reasons. The main reason was NBCUniversal taking over Dreamworks animation studios for $3 billion.
This does not mean that NBC does not have any plans for Shrek; they just want to make it better. Shrek 5 was set to be released in 2016, then in 2019, and later in 2020, but they were proved to be false reports because the movie will be out in two years.
About the Shrek 5 Development
Universal’s CEO, Steve Burke, stated that they have big plans for one of the best Dreamworks animation projects. Shrek is their priority right now. The release date might be Dreamworks animation projects, according to some reports. This means that the deadline is fastly approaching and that the production will start working on the movie again.
Shrek 5 Release Date
The team from the company stated that they are currently working on a Puss in Boots sequel and that it will be finished soon, which means that they will start working on Shrek after. They will probably start working on it again this year and will be completed until 2022.
About the Movie’s Script
Shrek 5 will be a reboot and not a sequel, thing confirmed by Michael McCullers, who finished writing the script for the movie. The producers wanted to do something else with the film, perhaps a fresh start so that the the current generation can relate to it.
There are many theories out there, like Shrek 5 being set in modern times, and Shrek getting used to nowadays’ technology. Will this be the plot of the movie? We don’t know yet, but we will find out soon, we hope.