Following the good results of Shrek two in Could 2004, Jeffrey Katzenberg discovered that the Shrek tale experienced been outlined into five films almost from the commencing. “Before the very first just one was finished we talked about what the whole tale of Shrek is, and each individual of the chapters responses concerns about the very first movie and presents us an perception,” explained Katzenberg, “Shrek 3 and four are likely to expose other unanswered concerns and, at last, in the previous chapter, we will realize how Shrek arrived to be in that swamp, when we fulfill him in the very first movie.” After the release of Shrek the Third in 2007, Katzenberg announced that the fifth film would be introduced in 2013.
In Could 2009, DreamWorks Animation (DWA) announced that the fourth film’s title would be Shrek For good After, indicating that it would be the previous in the Shrek collection. Later on in 2009, that was confirmed by Bill Damaschke, head of inventive manufacturing at DWA, with him declaring: “All that was liked about Shrek in the very first film is introduced to the last film.”
Josh Klausner, just one of the writers of Shrek For good After, described in 2010 the script’s evolution: “When I very first arrived onto the challenge, it wasn’t supposed to be the last chapter — there had been initially likely to be 5 Shrek videos. Then, about a yr into the progress, Jeffrey Katzenberg made the decision that the tale that we’d arrive up with was the correct way for Shrek’s journey to stop.”
In a 2014 interview with Fox Enterprise Network, Katzenberg hinted that the fifth film still may possibly be created. “We like to let them have a minor bit of time to rest,” he explained of the characters. “But I consider you can be self-assured that we’ll have a different chapter in the Shrek collection. We’re not finished, and far more importantly, neither is he.”