Looks like Shrek the Third is shaping up to be more of a Saturday Night Live reunion than anything else. Hey, and I'm perfectly okay with SNL folks taking a chance on the big screen ... so long as they're funny. Joining the third installment's all-star (minor league, not big league) cast are Maya Rudolph (Rapunzel), Amy Sedaris (Cinderella), Amy Poehler (Snow White) and Cheri Oteri (Sleeping Beauty). Supposedly, the women will form an "elite, ninja-like strike force of fairy tale princesses" to help stop Prince Charming from storming the city of Far, Far Away and seizing the throne.
Joining the ladies are Ian McShane as Captain Hook, John Krasinski as Sir Lancelot and the always hilarious Eric Idle as Merlin the Magician. Damn, they're really packing them in, huh? Also returning once again to the hit franchise are Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas. Oh, and how can we forget little Justin Timberlake, who will be voicing Artie, a young King Arthur. I've never been too fond of the Shrek series, though it appears I'm quite alone in those feelings as the films have grossed a ton of money. Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if all of Hollywood shows up in the fourth one. Heck, why stop there -- In Living Color could use a reunion as well. Shrek the Third hits theaters on May 18, 2007.