Start peeling that onion, because we’re getting another layer of everyone’s favorite ogre.

Shrek 5 is officially in the works, according to a July 9 press release from Dreamworks Animation and Universal Pictures, and is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2026, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the first Shrek film.

While plot details are still under wraps, the original trio will return, with Mike MyersEddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz reprising their roles as Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona, respectively.

The original 2001 film followed Shrek as he set out on a quest with his noble steed—Donkey—to rescue Princess Fiona from a tower guarded by a dragon. But the fairytale took a turn, when it was revealed that Fiona herself turned into an ogre after dark, an appearance she kept after she and Shrek fell in love.

Over the years, the story was expanded in followup films: 2004’s Shrek 2, 2004 Shrek the Third and the last entry in the franchise, 2010’s Shrek Forever After.