According to the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, Jeffery Katzenberg, it most definitely could. In an interview with the Fox Business Network (FBN), Katzenberg said this:
We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest, but 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.
So what could possibly come next? Is it going to be Fiona's turn to meet Shrek's parents? Will yet another villain try to separate the two? Will Donkey turn evil? Will Puss in Boots be killed by a dog? Heck, maybe one of Shrek and Fiona's kid ogres will get involved.
Personally, I really did like the 'Shrek' series as a whole. The very first movie had me laughing practically the entire time; granted, I was only eight years old when it debuted in theaters. After watching Shrek 2, I thought it was even better than its predecessor because of the fascinating plot it had; I found it to be slightly funnier, too. Then came Shrek the Third, the only movie in the series that really disappointed me. After watching that one, I was not interested at all when I heard that a fourth installment (Shrek Forever After) was on its way. However, I gave it a chance, and I enjoyed about 3/4 of it. In my opinion, the finale was underwhelming and weak; before that, everything that had transpired in the movie led me to believe that a grand finale was going to happen. Also, the antagonist in the fourth installment, Rumpelstiltskin, did not come off as truly menacing to me. Because of that, I easily forgot about him at various times throughout the movie. But, I did enjoy all of the 3D effects.
Now, onto a fifth installment. Hopefully, whoever/whomever is going to write the screenplay for it has some unique and engaging ideas for us. I genuinely believe that a fifth 'Shrek' could work very well if the story is created as original as possible. Keep in mind that a new attraction based on the series is being developed in London, called "Far Far Away Adventure." And apparently, a bunch of other Shrek-based attractions are going to be developed all over the world in the next few years. As a result, these attractions could genuinely attract (no pun intended) many people to the series once again, and therefore a fifth film could perhaps yield plenty of passionate moviegoers. That, of course, could lead to a successful showing at the box office, including millions of dollars.
So, what do you all think about this tidbit of news? As of right now, are you all interested at all in giving a fifth 'Shrek' a true chance? If so, what would you like to see in it/not like to see in it? And, do you believe it will be successful? Sound off in the comments section below!