Right from the start, let me assure you that this is NOT an April Fool's joke, as much as you might want it to be: though Shrek 3 isn't even finished yet, things are already in motion for Shrek 4. Not only that, but there's also going to be FIFTH film featuring characters from the Shrek series, this one called (Ready? No, you're not. You could never be prepared for this.) Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer. Seriously, that's really happening. According to an interview Antonio Banderas gave MTV last week, the Puss in Boots spinoff will be made between Shreks 3 and 4. Because apparently the world has an insatiable desire for all things Shrek - damn us and our weakness for even vaguely clever animated humor.

In addition to letting us know that we will never, ever be free of Shrek, Banderas also shared a little plot information on Shrek 4: apparently in that one he'll be voicing not only Puss in Boots, but also "his badass brother." Again, not a joke. What's his name going to be? Puss in Bowling Shoes? Puss the Gay Blade? (The latter, by the way, would totally get $10 from me - in case you're wondering, Dreamworks.)

[via The Movie Blog and Counting Down]