We’ve got quite the hot kitty litter scoop for you now: Antonio Banderas is returning to voice the notorious Puss in Boots in the exceedingly long-awaited sequel, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, alongside Salma Hayek also reprising her role as PiB’s former partner and nemesis: the captivating Kitty Soft Paws. This time around, the duo will be aided – against their better judgment- by a ratty, chatty, relentlessly cheerful mutt, Perro (Harvey Guillén, “What We Do in the Shadows”, “Reacher”)
With Joel Crawford and Januel Mercado serving as director and co-director respectively, The Last Wish picks up just two months after the events of the first film with Puss realizing that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: He has burned through eight of his nine lives, leaving him with only one left. So, in an attempt to restore his nine lives, he sets out on an epic journey to find the mystical Last Wish. Along the way, the trio of heroes will have to stay one step ahead of Goldilocks (Oscar® nominee Florence Pugh, Black Widow) and the Three Bears Crime Family, “Big” Jack Horner (Emmy winner John Mulaney, Big Mouth) and terrifying bounty hunter, The Big Bad Wolf (Wagner Moura, Narcos). The all-star comedic cast also includes Oscar® winner Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone (Black Widow), Samson Kayo (Sliced), Emmy nominee Anthony Mendez (Jane the Virgin) and Tony nominee Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Trolls World Tour).
The character of Puss in Boots first appeared in 2004’s Oscar®-nominated Shrek 2 and instantly became a global, scene-stealing sensation. Puss then co-starred in two other Shrek sequels and his solo film, as well as in multiple DreamWorks Animation videos and TV series. The Shrek and Puss in Boots films have collectively earned more than $3.5 billion worldwide.
Talks of a follow-up go as far back as 2014 with a sequel confirmed, originally going by the title of Puss in Boots: Nine Lives and Forty Thieves. However, after an initial one-month delay in the film’s release, the project was ultimately removed from the schedule due to restructuring at DreamWorks. Now, some eight years later, The Last Wish is slated for September 23, 2022, and we’ll leave you with our very first look of Perro, Kitty, and Puss in cahoots together.