Eddie Murphy spills beans on ‘Shrek 5’ and spinoff ‘Donkey’ movie

Eddie Murphy, who played Donkey, let slip that he’s already recorded the first act of ‘Shrek 5’

By Web Desk
June 25, 2024
DreamWorks has yet to make the official announcement for ‘Shrek 5’

Eddie Murphy just let the cat out of the bag about an upcoming Shrek sequel as well as a spinoff.

According to a new report by Deadline, a new installment of the beloved animated movie is already in the works and is slated for release next year in 2025.


“We started doing Shrek 4 or [Shrek] 5 months ago,” Murphy told Collider Magazine via Deadline.

The 63-year-old actor, who voices the beloved character of Donkey, also revealed that he’s actually been in the studio for months.

“I did this, I recorded the first act [of Shrek 5], and we’ll be doing it this year, we’ll finish it up. Shrek is coming out,” he said.

But that’s not all.

Murphy also mentioned a spin-off focusing on his character, Donkey, is also in development.

“Donkey’s gonna have his own movie. We’re gonna do Donkey as well. So we’re gonna do a Shrek, and we’re doing a Donkey [movie],” Murphy shared.

If Donkey does get his own movie, he’ll be the second character from the Shrek universe to do so after Puss in Boots, whose films grossed a combined $1 billion.