From everyone’s favorite donkey to three blind mice, this one Shrek characters can easily create their own byproduct.
With the reboot still in development, moviegoers are wondering how “Shrek 5” could impact the franchise’s legacy as one of the most iconic films of the 21st century. Over the past two decades, Shrek movies have remained extremely popular and have laid the foundation for many memes, plays, and even holiday releases.
When the franchise finally reboots, the question arises of what will change and what will remain the same. Some of the characters are so iconic, even though they may not have gotten much screen time in the original film series, and it would be a shame if they left. As the reboot nears completion, there are several characters to consider for the spin-off.
The magic mirror
The magic mirror first appears in the very first Shrek movie, where it gives Lord Farquaad options for suitable brides. While the mirror is clearly trying to please its master, he seems a little hesitant to help Lord Farquaad, and seems much happier at the end when he crosses over to the other side.
In later movies, the mirror’s main purpose seems to be some form of television, but with so many characters in the first movie, it would be great to see a little more of the object’s backstory, or even just recount their story. freed from Lord Farquaad. The mirror may not be suitable for an entire extra movie, but at least one or two episodes of the extra show will make a great backdrop for this unique character.
In Shrek 2, fans get to know Fiona’s parents. Throughout the film, much is revealed about her father, but not so much about Queen Lillian. It is noted that she was born into the royal family and fell in love with Harold when she was younger, but other than that, most of her young life remains a mystery.
Each Shrek character has a quote that defines personality, and Lillian shows her calm disposition and regal demeanor. It’s fair to say that fans are eager to see a film about the young Queen Lillian after learning so much about Harold. Especially after she made the cryptic comment, “Well, you didn’t think you got your fighting skills from your father, did you?” Fiona in Shrek the Third.
The Gingerbread Man, also known as the Gingerbread Man, is one of Shrek and Donkey’s best friends. Gingi seems to have many sides, from exceptional loyalty to the fact that despite his small size he is not afraid to go on the attack. His torture scene set a comedic tone to the film, which many people don’t know about Shrek.
It would be ideal to make a movie where he would star and his creation, because fans could see if he was always like this, or if he had difficulties making himself so loyal and cool. It would also be great to see his relationship with Muffin a bit more as he was excited to see him in Shrek 2 when he was going to do Mongo.
The ugly stepsister, also known as Doris, isn’t one of the most prominent characters in the movies, but she makes such a strong impression that audiences will never forget her. She eventually becomes a good friend of Fiona’s and even shows up at her children’s party. Despite not being a princess, she fights alongside Fiona, one of the best non-Disney animated princesses.
After seeing Doris’ back story, it would be possible to get a great spin-off as there’s clearly an interesting story about how she ended up working as a bartender at one of the coolest establishments in town. Watching her relationship with another stepsister and Cinderella could also be a great spin-off, it could even create a version of Cinderella that fans haven’t seen before.
Three blind mice
Three blind mice appear and disappear in Shrek movies, and there’s no doubt that their appearance always evokes a sense of humor. From the moment they sneak into Shrek’s house and one of them bites his ear, thinking it’s cheese, to their assignment to be one of those who will take care of the swamp while Fiona and Shrek go far, far away.
The trio of blind rodents could host their own spin-off just because of their curious nature and the high level of jokes they produce. While glasses and a cane are associated with being blind, depending on how old they are, there’s no doubt that these mice have good stories, although they may not be entirely factual.
Thelonious deserves more than more screen time. In fact, he only appears in the first film as Lord Farquaad’s henchman and executioner, although he appears briefly in the fourth film and plays a similar role.
Thelonious demonstrates an iconic moment during the magical mirror scene when he says, “Pick number three, my lord”, while raising just two fingers. This scene is a classic, but the question arises whether it was a simple mistake or just Thelonious.