Will there be a new movie about the world’s most beloved green ogre? According to Antonio Banderasthe answer to that question could be affirmative, so we better not rule out an upcoming reunion between Shrek and his faithful companion, Puss in Boots.
The interpreter of the feline swordsman attended the Red Sea International Film Festival this week, where the film was shown Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish as part of the official programming of the event. And by virtue of the screening, Antonio Banderas shared a few words with the festival audience that, in part, pointed to a potential fifth installment of the saga. Shrek.
The veteran Spanish actor, who first voiced the popular Puss in Boots in the animated film Shrek 2 (2004), declared the following in the framework of the aforementioned film meeting (via Deadline):
“I have been with this cat for almost 20 years. The first time I played Puss in Boots, I was working on Broadway, so I did my first session there. I have now made five films. There will probably be another one, and Shrek will probably return.«.
Banderas has been part of the cast of three films about the benevolent ogre of the swamp, added to the two corresponding to the saga spin-off of his furry character, beginning with the acclaimed Puss in Boots (2011).
The possibility of a Shrek 5 It has been discussed within Dreamworks for years; particularly after the animation studio was acquired by NCBUniversal in 2016. That same year, rumors surfaced that such a project would be greenlit, with a 2019 release anticipated. Obviously it didn’t happen, but a report from Variety from four years ago claimed that the executive producer Chris Meledandri I would take the reins of a kind of reboot with the same voices from the original saga.
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Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish It will arrive in Mexican theaters on December 22. With Banderas as the main character, the cast of voices in English is complemented by Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh and Olivia Colman, among others.
Antonio G. Spindola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.