Eddie Murphy Open and Ready to Playing Donkey in Shrek 5

Eddie Murphy Open to Shrek 5 or Donkey Spin-off Movie

Despite being one of the most popular animated franchises ever, a new Shrek entry has yet to be discussed following 2010’s Shrek Forever After. However, star Eddie Murphy would love for a fifth film to happen, and would return immediately to reprise his role as Donkey.

Speaking to ETalk, Murphy was asked if he would be up for returning for a possible Shrek 5. Murphy wasted little time in confirming he would, saying that he would do it in “two seconds” if given the chance.

“I’d absolutely be open if they ever came with another Shrek, I’d do it in two seconds. I love Donkey,” Murphy said, before taking some joking shots at the character Puss in Boots. “You know, they did Puss in Boots movies. 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 funny as the Donkey.”

When it was noted that perhaps Murphy had to pull some strings to get a Donkey movie off the ground, Murphy joked that if DreamWorks Animation wanted to do it, he is “sitting and ready” to come back.

“I would do a Donkey movie,” said Murphy. “I would do another Shrek in two seconds…That’s DreamWorks Animation. They have to want to do it. DreamWorks, if you all want to do it, just call me. I’m ready, I’m sitting and ready to do Donkey.”

Following Shrek Forever After‘s release in 2010, the Shrek franchise has leaned more into the other characters featured in Shrek franchise for future movies and projects. Specifically, Puss in Boots has received two movies (2011’s Puss in Boots and 2022’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), as well as a brief television series, The Adventures of Puss in Boots.

While it’s unknown if a fifth Shrek movie is in the works, the end of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish did hint at the possibility, as it saw the trio of Puss, Kitty Softpaws (Selma Hayek), and Perrito (Harvey Guillén) headed off to the land of Far Far Away, where Shrek resides, to “see some old friends.”


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