The Shrek franchise hasn't seen the light of day since 2010, when Shrek Forever After received ho-hum reviews from both critics and fans.
But DreamWorks Animation—which was recently acquired by NBC Universal in a $3.8 billion deal—wants to bring Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona back to theaters by 2019. That's right, Shrek 5 is a very real thing.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Universal intends to greenlight two DreamWorks Animation films a year, with Shrek 5 and the Edgar Wright– and David Walliams–created Shadows rounding out the slate for 2019.
Following its worldwide release in 2001, Shrek became an international smash, earning a domestic box office windfall and solidifying plenty of cultural references in its wake. The cast includes Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Mike Meyers as the emotionally complex, giant green ogre we all came to love.
Next up, if your DVR is broken and you don't have Shrek 1-4 on DVD or Blu-ray, check out these cosplayers from New York Comic Con 2015: