eddiemurphyworkingonshrekpp
Source: Mega

Eddie Murphy Reveals He's Already Started Working on New 'Shrek' Movie and Additional 'Donkey' Film

Jun. 25 2024, Published 10:39 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Eddie Murphy just dropped a major tease about the next chapter in the Shrek universe.

The Daddy Day Care actor, 63, revealed there will be another movie in the animated franchise and a solo film for his iconic character, Donkey.

Article continues below advertisement
eddiemurphyworkingonshrek
Source: Mega

Eddie Murphy just dropped a major tease about the next chapter in the 'Shrek' universe.

"We started doing Shrek six months ago," Murphy admitted in a recent interview. "So, Shrek is coming back. So, we're doing another Shrek and we're doing a Donkey movie. There's a Donkey, we have a Donkey movie. I love Shrek."

The first movie was extremely successful when it was released in 2001, leading to subsequent sequels in 2004, 2007 and 2010. Antonio Banderas' character of Puss also got his own 2011 flick Puss in Boots and 2022’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

Article continues below advertisement
eddiemurphyworkingonshrek
Source: Mega

Eddie Murphy will be getting his own 'Donkey' movie.

According to the funny man, the spinoff will center on "Donkey, well, his dragon wife, his half-dragon donkey children will be in it."

Murphy previously made it clear he would totally be down to jump back into the world of Shrek. "I'd absolutely be open if they ever came with another Shrek, I'd do it in two seconds. I love Donkey," he said in a 2023 interview. "You know, they did Puss in Boots movies...I was like, 'They should have done 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. DreamWorks, if you all want to do it, just call me. I'm ready. I'm sitting and ready to do Donkey."

Article continues below advertisement
eddiemurphyworkingonshrek
Source: Mega

Eddie Murphy previously said that he would be down to do a 'Donkey' movie.

The Saturday Night Live alum returning to one of his most iconic roles has been another success in his storied career. "Being able to make a living as an actor is a privilege and a blessing. And to make a living making people laugh, there’s no higher —you’re the luckiest person on Earth to be able to do that," Murphy expressed of his gratitude while picking up a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards.

"And I’ve gotten to do so many different types of things. I’ve played everything. I’ve been a cop, a robber, a doctor, different ethnicities, animals. I’ve been a donkey. I’ve even played a spaceship once. When young actors come up to me on the streets and say, ‘Do you have any advice?’ I say, ‘Never play a spaceship,'" he jokingly told the audience.

Article continues below advertisement
eddiemurphyworkingonshrek
Source: Mega

Eddie Murphy expressed gratitude for his success in Hollywood.

Besides Murphy, Shrek also stars Mike Myers as the beloved Shrek and Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona. It's unclear whether or not the rest of the original cast is also signed on for the upcoming additions to the franchise.

Entertainment Tonight conducted the interview with Murphy in 2024 and 2023.

Advertisement

Get On the List.

Say Morning Honey! Sign up here.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 MORNING HONEY™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. MORNING HONEY is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.