Shrek 5 release date is announced yet and it has led to fans worrying that the movie has been canceled. Fans are waiting for a decade and there is no update on the fifth Shrek movie. It was reported that a new sequel for the Shrek franchise is in works but NBCUniversal has taken over Dreamworks after that and things are changed completely.
It is rumored that the new producers have canceled Shrek 5 to make way for the upcoming Puss in Boots sequel. But that is not true at all, as Shrek 5 has a different filming schedule and the leaked release date debunks all the rumors. Here are more updates on Shrek 5 release date, filming, production and animation process related to the ogre movie.
Shrek 5 Canceled due to Puss in Boots Sequel Work
Shrek 5 was announced years ago but there are no updates out on the movie ever since NBCUniversal and Dreamworks have merged together. Every rumor and speculation about the Shrek movie is based on the interviews of the production team and other people involved in the project. There are some recent rumors claiming that Shrek 5 has been canceled and replaced by “Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives and Forty Thieves” which has taken over the filming process and release date of the former.
It is said that Shrek 5 had a 2021 release date but all the people involved in the animation team are said to work on the “Puss in Boots” sequel instead. However, it is not true as Shrek 5 filming will only start once the talking cat movie is finished and has enough time to complete production based on the leaked release date.
Shrek 5 Leaked Filming Schedule and Release Date
Shrek 5 premiere date is set as September 23, 2022, as per IMDb and several other reports. Also, the leaks mention that filming for the next Shrek movie will start at the end of this year and it will give the animators enough time to finish the special effects. The filming of an animated movie takes longer than usual and two years are enough for the movie. Also, Shrek 5 will be a reboot instead of a sequel as NBCUniversal wants a fresh story pandering to the modern-day audience.