Sure, “Shrek” followers, Eddie Murphy would like to do “Shrek 5” — and he needs a Donkey film, too. The “You Individuals” star just lately shared his ideas on returning to the Shrek franchise in an interview with CTV’s Etalk.
“I’d do one other Shrek in two seconds,” he mentioned, earlier than including the ball is in Dreamworks’s courtroom. “That is Dreamworks Animation. They should wish to do it. Dreamworks, when you all wish to do it, simply name me. I am prepared, I am sitting and able to do Donkey.”
Murphy additionally bought candid about wanting his fast-talking, wise-cracking character Donkey to lastly get his personal spinoff. “I really like Donkey. You realize, they did Puss in Boots motion pictures. I used to be like, ‘They need to have did a Donkey film. Donkey is funnier than Puss in Boots.’ I imply, I really like Puss in Boots, however he ain’t as humorous because the Donkey,” Murphy joked.
So far, Puss in Boots, who’s voiced by Antonio Banderas, has been the star of three “Shrek” spinoffs after first showing in “Shrek 2.” The most recent film within the swashbuckling cat’s franchise, “Puss in Boots: The Final Want,” nabbed an Oscar nomination for finest animated image earlier this month. Banderas celebrated the film’s nomination on Twitter, writing, “Holy frijoles!!!! Let’s stand up our cups of milk!!!! After 20 years with my kitten . . . let’s go to the Oscars! Puss in Boots: The final Want’s nominated for the Finest Animated Movie. Because of @TheAcademy. Happy with all of the workforce and solid PIB!!!”
With “Puss in Boots: The Final Want” incomes accolades, now could be the right time for Dreamworks to roll out extra motion pictures within the Shrek universe. For his half, the franchise’s star Mike Myers is simply as prepared for extra Shrek as Murphy is. In a Might 2022 interview with GQ, he shared that he by no means will get uninterested in taking part in the grumpy ogre.
“There’s an emotional heart there,” Myers mentioned of Shrek. “You realize the previous joke ‘I would not wish to be a member of a membership that will have me as a member’? I’ve at all times felt that manner. The idea of going from a self-loathing ogre to a self-accepting ogre was significant to me. I really like taking part in Shrek. If I needed to do one ‘Shrek’ a yr, I would be thrilled.”
Hear that, Dreamworks? Shrek and Donkey are prepared and ready for his or her subsequent journey.