Because Shrek's tale will not be done until he's stretched as sickly-green and thin as the almighty dollar that sustains him, DreamWorks has revealed plans to inevitably continue their Shrek series. "I think you can be confident that we'll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he," DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg reportedly told Fox Business Network. "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest," he explained, referring to the fact that more bagged Austin Powers Halloween costumes must be opened before Mike Myers is powerful enough to again manifest himself and provide a voice.
Katzenberg's commitment to aggressive, Subway-level franchise expansion isn't exactly new: in 2010, he announced that there would be six Kung Fu Panda films, at least three but "maybe more" How To Train Your Dragons, and "probably a fourth" Madagascar. As far as Shrek goes, there have already been four theatrical releases, a spin-off film, two TV specials, four short films, and the amusement park attraction Shrek 4D. The fourth film was, notably, referred to as "The Final Chapter," but evidently that was not to be believed. You've misled me for the last time, Smash Mouth.