Eddie Murphy down to play Donkey in another Shrek

Eddie Murphy is interested in making an ass of himself again, showing a desire to play Donkey in another Shrek movie.

Eddie Murphy Donkey

Eddie Murphy is ready to make waffles once again, as he has expressed interest in reprising his role as Donkey in the Shrek franchise.

Eddie Murphy discussed bringing back Donkey to Etalk, saying, “I’d absolutely be open if they ever came with another Shrek, I’d do it in two seconds. I love Donkey.” And why not? After all, as Murphy points out, they have continued the franchise via the character of Puss in Boots…although Murphy thinks the series should have focused on his beloved ass. “You know, they did Puss in Boots movies. I was like, They should have did a Donkey movie. Donkey is funnier than Puss in Boots. I mean, I love Puss in Boots, but he ain’t funny as the Donkey.”

But it’s not entirely up to Eddie Murphy, who says the ball is in Dreamworks’ court if they want to get Donkey and Shrek back together. “They have to want to do it. Dreamworks, if you all want to do it, just call me. I’m ready, I’m sitting and ready to do Donkey.” Yeah, so was that dragon, apparently…

Now may be the best time of all to capitalize on Eddie Murphy reviving Donkey and the Shrek franchise on his terms, as he has reprised two (well, five) of his other most beloved characters just this decade. Aside from returning to his quartet of roles for the 2021 Coming to America sequel Coming 2 America, Murphy has the fourth entry in the Beverly Hills Cop series, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, due out in 2024. That may actually inspire another lame-brained title: Shrek: Donkey. We, too, may be in the middle of an Eddie Murphy renaissance, as the comedian recently took home the much-deserved Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.

Shrek is one of the most profitable animated franchises ever, with six entries–Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, Puss in Boots, and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish–having earned more than $1.5 billion since 2001. There are also various specials, like Shrek the Halls. Primarily due to the Shrek movies, Murphy is one of the highest-grossing actors in history.

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Source: Deadline

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