During an interview with Etalk, Murphy expressed his desire for Donkey to get his own spin-off.
“I’d absolutely be open if they ever came with another Shrek, I’d do it in two seconds. I love Donkey,” Murphy shared. “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 as funny as the Donkey.”
Murphy continued, “I would do a Donkey movie. I would do another Shrek in two seconds.”
When the host suggests he should “pull some strings” in order to get a Donkey spin-off made, Murphy maintained that the decision is ultimately up to Dreamworks.
“That’s Dreamworks Animation,” he said. “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.”
The first Shrek film, which hit theaters in 2001, was followed by three sequels: Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010). The blockbuster franchise has also released two spin-offs, 2011’s Puss in Boots and its 2022 sequel The Last Wish.
Fresh off of starring alongside Jonah Hill in the new Netflix film You People, Murphy is set to reprise his iconic role as Axel Foley in the streaming giant’s upcoming sequel to the Beverly Hills Cop franchise’s last installment, 1994’s Beverly Hills Cop III.