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Puss In Boots: A Decade Later

Mar 07, 2023 ByClaire Miles

After more than a decade away from the big screen, the Shrek franchise returns with Puss In Boots: The Last Wish this fall. The spinoff is a sequel to 2011’s Puss In Boots, the franchise’s most recent feature picture. Despite being Puss in Boots’ debut solo feature, the sophisticated pussycat was a big economic success, grossing over $554 million worldwide in 2011. Antonio Banderas will reprise his role as Puss In Boots. The plot will follow the titular swashbuckling cat as he attempts to reclaim his nine lives after having burnt through eight of them.

Hayek will play Puss in Boots’ previous sidekick Kitty Soft Paws, and the two characters need to reconcile to keep one step ahead of Florence Pugh’s Goldilocks. Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone, Samson Kayo, Anthony Mendez, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph round out the cast. Puss In Boots: The Last Wish has been mired in development hell for a long time, with various directors and even talk of a franchise reboot. Fortunately, Puss In Boots: The Last Wish will be available this fall.

The film’s plot will revolve around Puss’s epic journey to find the mystical Wishing Star, the only object that may restore the eight lives he has lost. In addition to an exciting trailer, a poster has been unveiled, showing Puss fighting a giant stone monster – and illustrating that he hasn’t lost his yearning for public validation. Puss’s gratitude, on the other hand, comes at a terrible cost, as he understands he has reached the end of his ninth and final life. According to the poster, a third figure (Perro) will accompany the couple on their mission, similar to how Humpty did in the first film.

Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas attend 'Puss In Boots' Italian premiere at the UCI Cinema on November 25, 2011 in Rome, Italy.

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Puss in Boots initially appeared in Shrek 2 in 2004, and the character quickly became a regular in the Shrek franchise, appearing in Shrek 3 and Shrek 4 before finally starring in his feature. Chris Meledandri, the founder and CEO of Illumination, is the executive producer of Puss In Boots 2. There is a chance that the Shrek franchise will be rebooted, which might include a new Shrek film.