Shrek 5 is set for a 2026 release date with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in tow and this is the greatest day of my life

 Shrek (2001).
Credit: DreamWorks Pictures

Somebody once told me...that Shrek 5 was officially happening – and with the original cast in tow.

"Not too Far, Far Away… Shrek 5 is coming to theaters on July 1, 2026 with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz," Dreamworks posted to Twitter alongside a video playing "All-Star" by Smashmouth.

Murphy broke the news while doing press for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F., letting fans know that a standalone Donkey movie would also be on the way (thus effectively saving cinema for hereafter).

Shrek, which served as a kid-friendly parody of classic fairy tales starring an unlikely hero and his talking donkey bestie, hit theaters in 2001 and was a surprise smash hit, going on to break box office records and win the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The flagship film's success spawned Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, a Broadway musical, two spin-off films starring Puss In Boots, a theme park ride at Universal Studios, and a plethora of hysterical internet memes.

Shrek 5 will be directed by Walt Dohrn, who worked as a writer and artist on Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third, as well as head of story on Shrek Forever After. Antonio Banderas has not yet been confirmed to return as Puss – but we're keeping our fingers crossed.

Shrek 5 is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2026. For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2024 and beyond, or, skip straight to the good stuff with our list of movie release dates.