Shrek 5 release date is taking so long to arrive but that doesn’t mean that fans have to worry about anything. The movie is not canceled and the production of the next Shrek movie has actually started in 2014 but it was delayed due to various reasons. NBCUniversal taking over Dreamworks animation studios for $3 billion is the main reason why Shrek 5 is not out in the theaters yet.
The phrase “it’s ok if they never make Shrek 5” is such a weak mindset. You are ok with no Fergus, no Farkle, no Felicia. When you stop getting angry after no news, you’ve lost twice.
There’s always more onions, and always room for more swamps, it's never ogre.
— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) February 20, 2020
But that doesn’t mean NBC doesn’t have any plans for Shrek franchise, they are just taking their time to make it bigger and better. Shrek 5 has been scheduled to premiere is 2016, 2019 and even 2020, but all of them are false reports, as the Ogre movie won’t come out for two more years. Here are the most approximate release date, filming and production schedule for Shrek 5 movie.
Shrek 5 Leaked Filming and Production Schedule
Steve Burke, Universal’s CEO has said that they have big plans for reviving some of the Dreamworks animation projects and the Shrek franchise is their main priority. Shrek 5 release date has been leaked as September 23, 2022, as per several reports and the slots booked by NBCUniversal for an untitled Dreamworks movie.
It means that the deadline is getting near and filming and production for the fifth Shrek film will start soon. Even the team of animators have hinted that they are currently working on “Puss in Boots” sequel which is about to be finished soon, and will start working on Shrek 5 after that. Hence, it could be concluded that Shrek 5 filming will start somewhere in 2020 if they want to finish it for a 2022 theatrical release.
Shrek 5 Script and Plot Theory
Shrek 5 will be a reboot instead of a sequel and it has been confirmed by Michael McCullers, who has finished writing the script of the movie. It is said that the producers wanted a fresh new take on the Shrek storyline which people from the current generation can relate to. There are theories that Shrek 5 could be set in modern times and the green ogre adjusting with technologies and gadgets will be the main plotline of the animated movie.