‘Shrek’ Is Getting A Reboot & People Are Having Very Mixed Feelings
Another day, another reboot: The producer behind Despicable Me, Chris Meledandri, is rebooting the Shrek franchise and people are either wildly excited or very, very confused.
Announced by Variety, Meledandri said he’d be rebooting both Shrek and Puss In Boots, but he’s not looking to do a COMPLETE overhaul because of the iconic voiceovers by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy. In fact, he wouldn’t mind getting the whole band back together for the reboot.
“When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterisations,” Meledandri said.
Naturally, people have feelings about this news:
Shrek is being rebooted. Hollywood is officially done for
— Onor (@Orion_____Cruz) November 6, 2018
WHY THE FUCK ARE ILLUMINATION REMAKING SHREK LEGIT WHY THIS HAPPENING I AM ACTUALLY HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN.
— Renku (@rencudia) November 6, 2018
Shrek III: Season of Puss 'n Boots
Shrek 4: The Return of Shrek
Shrek 5: The Revenge of Shrek
Shrek: The Curse of Shrek
Shrek H2Ogre: 20 Years Later
Shrek II (2009)
— Mercury Crusader (@MercuryCrusader) November 6, 2018
Some people are just confused:
WHY would you reboot shrek. IT CAME OUT IN 2001 NOT 1972
— melanie edward cullen warrior (@heavydusk) November 6, 2018
How can you reboot an angel??? how can you improve a god?????https://t.co/plU6gCX8D8
— 🦃faith🦃 (@faith_schaffer) November 6, 2018
Others are excited:
I’m legit excited for new shrek
I unironically love the series
my problem child
— Nick Valdez (@Valdezology) November 6, 2018
Even Smash Mouth weighed in:
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) November 6, 2018
Maybe it is the rom-com reboot we’ve all been waiting for:
The Shrek reboot looks wild pic.twitter.com/HDG5QLOVQs
— PUNKEE (@itspunkee) November 6, 2018
No official word yet as to when this reboot will actually be happening, so until then you have plenty of time to rewatch all the OG Shrek movies.