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Puss in Boots paves the way for the long-awaited Shrek 5

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Puss in BootsPuss in Boots: The Last Wish is only the most recent addition to a lengthy series of excellent animated films, and the animation sector has been thriving for a number of years.

The beloved feline’s escapades are continued in the 2011 film’s sequel, which also has a shocking cameo that has sparked fan excitement.

It sparks rumors about the Shrek 5 movie, a long-desired venture by fans.

The Last Wish

From his debut in Shrek 2 (2004) through his following appearances in the ensuing sequels and the 2011 stand-alone film, Antonio Banderas has portrayed Puss’ voice.

The sixth Shrek-related movie, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, continues Puss’s antics.

The former ogre hunter in the movie is left with just one life after losing nearly all nine of them.

Initially opposed to the concept of being a lap cat, Puss doesn’t begin to change his mind until he meets Death.

However, he overhears a plan to look for the mystical Last Wish, which could be able to restore his nine lives.

The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and earned rave reviews from critics and spectators alike.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish included Shrek in his first media cameo since 2010, which raised questions about the long-awaited Shrek 5.


Shrek’s fans now have additional ammunition thanks to the movie’s popularity, especially in light of the conclusion.

There have been rumors that a Shrek 5 movie might be produced.

In a radio interview with Radio Times, Antonio Banderas talked about the potential for a future sequel.

Additionally, he made a reference to The Last Wish’s ending, which would allow for the return of characters like Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and others.

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“It doesn’t depend on me, normally sequels are chosen by the audience,” said Banderas.

“[But] if they go to the movie theater massively in the way that they are responding to Puss in Boots probably this could lead to the possibility of another movie with Puss.”

“Or as the movie indicates towards the end when you see Far Far Away, they are going to visit some old friends at the end of the movie – maybe Shrek is coming back.”

A returning Shrek franchise?

Puss, Kitty, and Perrito seized a ship in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and returned to the land of Far Far Away.

Puss’ trustworthy team could be in the movie if Shrek 5 materializes (which is something to hope for).

If the sequel is permitted, it will widen the cast and give a completely different experience from the previous four films.

In Shrek Forever After (2010), everyone’s favorite ogre was sent to another universe where he failed to save Fiona from the tower.

Without Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers, who spearheaded the franchise, Shrek 5 is unlikely to be produced.

Fans also anticipate the return of their favorite characters, including:

  • Gingerbread Man 
  • Pinocchio
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Three Blind Mice
  • Donkey

A Donkey spinoff

The popularity of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish increased desire for a Shrek sequel and renewed interest in the franchise among viewers.

Eddie Murphy, who provided the voice of the horse in the first four Shrek films, indicated he would be open to a sequel or maybe a spinoff film just on the Donkey.

He reiterated that he would accept an invitation from DreamWorks Animation to appear in Shrek 5 straight away.

To deepen the bond between his character and Puss in Boots, the Donkey voice added a few digs at the character.

“I’d absolutely be open if they ever came with another Shrek, I’d do it in two seconds. I love Donkey,” said Murphy.

“You know, they did Puss in Boots movie. I was like, ‘They should have did a Donkey movie. Donkey is funnier than Puss in Boots.'”

“I mean, I love Puss in Boots, but he ain’t as funny as the Donkey.”