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A fifth Shrek film has been confirmed, plus a spin-off movie devoted to everybody’s favorite comedic character, Donkey – however the place are the unique forged now?

Since bursting onto screens 23 years in the past, Shrek and his band of misfits have launched into exceptional quests from saving Princess Fiona to battling the evil Fairy Godmother, all within the mystical kingdom of Far, Far Away.

And now the gang is ready to make an epic return. Comedic legend Eddie Murphy, the voice behind Donkey, spoke about work being achieved on the fifth Shrek film and even teased a future movie. He instructed Collider: “We started doing [Shrek 5] months ago. I recorded the first act and we’ll be doing it this year, we’ll finish it up.

“Donkey’s gonna have his personal film. We’re gonna do Donkey as properly. We’re doing a Donkey one subsequent.”

Animation creative partner Chris Meledandri commented: “We anticipate the forged coming again. Talks are beginning now, and each indication that we have gotten is there’s great enthusiasm on behalf of the actors to return.”

Fan excitement surged following the declaration on Entertainment Tonight’s Instagram feed, with devotees chiming in their delight. A hyped user said: “I’m actually watching Shrek proper now. I like the Shrek motion pictures.”

Here’s what the stars have been up to int he meantime.

Mike Myers – Shrek

Emmy-award winner Mike Myers scored big on-screen with his appearances on Saturday Night Live as well as in Cat in The Hat, Austin Powers, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

However, voicing the unforgettable Shrek is what placed him firmly in the spotlight. In a 2023 conversation with GQ, the actor said: “I beloved enjoying Shrek. If I needed to do one Shrek a 12 months I’d be thrilled.”

In 2008, Myers took the lead position in The Love Guru, adopted by Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds in 2009. A decade later, he showcased his expertise in Bohemian Rhapsody and Terminal.

Away from the digital camera, he is a Dungeons and Dragons fanatic and took half within the Worldwide Dungeons and Dragons Game Day in 2005. He’s additionally an ice hockey fan, supporting Toronto Maple Leafs and has a ardour for Liverpool FC. Based in New York City, Myers shares three youngsters together with his spouse Kelly Tisdale.

Eddie Murphy – Donkey

Murphy has a wealth of labor on his plate for his beloved character, Donkey. Known for his roles within the blockbusters Beverly Hills Cops movies, Dr Dolittle, Daddy Day Care, and the Nutty Professor, he has had nice success as an actor.

In 2020, the comic sparkled because the lead of the Christmas movie Candy Cane Lane, and in 2021 he demonstrated his talents in Coming 2 America. Born in New York, the actor-comedian earned a Golden Globe nod for his twin position of producer and actor within the movie Dolemite is My Name in 2019.

Off-screen, the 63-year-old Murphy is a father to 10 youngsters. He as soon as dated Spice Girl Melanie Brown ‘Scary Spice’ they usually share a daughter named Angel. He additionally has two youngsters every with former companions Paulette McNeely and Tamara Hood, and 5 youngsters together with his ex-wife Nicole Murphy.

Murphy has been engaged to his fiancee Paige Butcher for six years.

Cameron Diaz – Princess Fiona

Diaz is making her means again into the limelight. The actress was a Hollywood favorite all through the Nineties and early 2000s.

The blonde magnificence was considered one of Charlie’s Angels and starred in There’s Something About Mary and My Best Friend’s Wedding earlier than touchdown the position as Princess Fiona in Shrek. Since then she has featured in quite a few blockbuster hits.

After enjoying Miss Hannigan in Annie in 2017, she took a break from appearing. During this hiatus, she launched wine firm Avaline in 2020, in partnership with entrepreneur Katherine Power. That similar 12 months, she welcomed her daughter Raddix, and in March this 12 months, her son Cardinal was born.

She steadily shares updates about her life, wine firm, and cooking tips about her Instagram web page.

Antonio Banderaz – Puss in Boots

It’s solely been two years since Antonio starred within the movie Puss In Boots: The Last Wish. The movie was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award.

The Spanish actor has graced main productions resembling Philadelphia, The Mask of Zorro, and Once Upon a Time In Mexico. Just a 12 months earlier than Shrek, he made his Broadway debut in Nine and bagged a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Banderas was beforehand linked with Melanie Griffith, and the couple have a daughter named Stella. The 63 12 months outdated is at present seeing Nicole Kimpel.

John Lithgow – Lord Farquaad

John had already carved out a powerful profession lengthy earlier than his position in Shrek. After the unique movie’s launch, John went on to play Barney Stinson’s dad in How I Met Your Mother, featured within the drama Dexter in 2009, and portrayed Winston Churchill in Netflix’s The Crown for 3 years.

The New York-born actor tied the knot together with his spouse and UCLA professor Mary Yeager again within the Eighties, and the couple have two youngsters collectively.