Mike Myers Would Love to Make A New Shrek Movie Every Year

Mike Myers has revealed that he’d be “
thrilled” to make more films for the
Shrek franchise. Though the 58-year-old actor is perhaps best recognized for his Emmy Award-winning work on
SNL, as well as his starring roles in the
Wayne’s World and
Austin Powers franchises, he has also provided the voice of the titular animated ogre since 2001. His more recent work includes the new Netflix comedy series
The Pentaverate, in which he portrays a number of different characters.,Launching in 2001 to become one of the highest-grossing films of that year with an impressive $487.9 million from a budget of $60 million,
Shrek also become the first recipient of the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Since then, the franchise has gone on to unleash a further three films, in addition to the spin-off feature 
Puss in Boots, and a number of short films. Providing the voice of the iconic Scottish ogre since the first instalment, Myers’ co-stars Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz have also faithfully returned to reprise the roles of Donkey and Fiona since 2001.,Related: Every Shrek Movie Ranked From Worst To Best,Now, during an interview with
GQ, Myers has revealed his willingness to return to the
Shrek franchise. Admitting that he “
loved” playing the beloved animated character, Myers said that he felt an affinity with
Shrek because of the theme of self-acceptance in the films. Read Myers full quote, below:,Created by DreamWorks, the
Shrek franchise served as the studio’s platform into global renown. Though the last major instalment, 
Shrek Forever After, released in 2010 to comparatively less success than its predecessors, the franchise remains the studio’s most profitable, with
Shrek 2 grossing around $928 million. While a fifth film was rumoured to be in the works as of 2016, news on the project has since fallen silent with focus shifting to the upcoming spin-off sequel,
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, starring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.,Gearing up to premiere in September 2022, the release of
Puss in Boots 2 could allow for return to
Shrek 5 idea. After nearly 12 years since the release of
Shrek Forever After, fans will be reassured to know that the franchise’s beloved main star remains keen to return, presumably alongside the likes of Banderas. Though it remains to be seen if Murphy and Diaz would be equally as enthused to return, particularly after the former announced her retirement, it’s possible that the studio hopes to take the franchise in a different direction. Still, with
Puss in Boots 2 potentially creating other narrative avenues to explore, it’s possible that the
Shrek films will receive a new lease of life in coming years, much to the delight of Myers and the fanbase.,More: Shrek Almost Had A Different Actor – Why Mike Myers Was Cast,Source: GQ