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Mike Myers Wants To Keep Making Shrek Films

Rachel Lang

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Mike Myers Wants To Keep Making Shrek Films

Mike Myers - just like the rest of us - wants a world with even more Shrek in it.

In an interview with GQ, the voice behind everyone's favourite swamp-dwelling ogre has dropped a major hint about the chance at another film.

"I love playing Shrek," Myers said.

"If I had to do one Shrek a year I’d be thrilled."

So could that mean we will get another instalment of the Shrek franchise? Fingers crossed, because it isn’t the first time this type of chat has been bandied around.

Onions have layers. Credit: Dreamworks.
Onions have layers. Credit: Dreamworks.

In his chat with GQ, Myers got into the nitty-gritty of what it was like playing the sourpuss-turned-softie ogre.

"There’s an emotional centre there," Myers said.

"You know the old joke: I wouldn’t want to be a member of a club that would have me as a member. I have always felt that way."

He then added: "The concept of going from a self-loathing ogre to a self-accepting ogre was meaningful to me."

The Austin Powers actor also dropped another major bombshell: Shrek was never meant to be Scottish.

"When I was approached to do Shrek I originally did it as a Canadian and then I re-recorded it as Scottish because that seemed to be the most working class [accent]," Myers revealed.

"I also love the Scottish people. I have Scottish ancestry. I’m mostly English but Liverpool is the pool of life between Scotland, England, and Ireland."

As for another Shrek instalment, rumours have been circling for years about the cranky green monster's return to the silver screen.

Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo.
Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo.

It's been 12 long years since the last Shrek film was released.

In 2010, Shrek Forever After was the final chapter in the series...or so we thought.

Back in 2017, screenwriter Michael McCullers told The Hollywood Reporter that a fifth instalment is in the wings.

"Shrek Five is being developed," he said at the time. "I finished that script, which I really, really, really love.

"It's really personal to me. It's got a pretty big reinvention behind it that I guess I can't reveal."

Myers recently reprised the Shrek role for his new Netflix series titled The Pentaverate.

The Pentaverate dropped on the streaming service earlier this month and sees Myers take on the role of numerous different characters as a Canadian journalist tries to uncover the truth about a society of five men who have controlled the world for hundreds of years.

In one scene, one of Myers' characters finds himself in the path of a very tall, very angry looking beast and it quickly becomes clear there's only one fairytale creature who will be able to take him on.

Myers returns to the voice of Shrek for a cameo from the character, and while this version of Shrek appears to be more of a costume than the 'real' thing, his voice is unmistakable.

Featured Image Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy Stock Photo. Dreamworks.

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film

Rachel Lang
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