It looks like the Shrek Universe just got a little cooler. Black Widow star Florence Pugh has just been confirmed as one of the new cast members of the Puss in Boots sequel. Amazingly, the Hawkeye actress will play the feisty Goldilocks in the Dreamworks Animation movie!
Deadline confirms that Florence Pugh will play Goldilocks in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, the sequel to the 2011 spin-off starring Antonio Banderas. The second film will also introduce What We Do in The Shadows star Harvey Guillén as Perro, a little dog who works with Puss and Salma Hayek's Kitty Softpaws. The announcement comes with a new image from the movie featuring Puss, Kitty, and Perro. Check it out below.
Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek will reprise their roles as Puss and Kitty. In addition to Florence Pugh and Harvey Guillén, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will feature the voices of Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Wagner Moura (Narcos), Ray Winstone (Black Widow), John Mulaney (Big Mouth), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Lost City), Anthony Mendez (Jane the Virgin), and Samson Kayo (Our Flag Means Death).
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will follow Puss as he realizes that he only has one life left. However, his nine lives can be restored if he could find the Wishing Star. Being careful not to lose his last life, Puss must call on the help of former ally Kitty. As the duo gain a new companion Perro, they must also go up against those who want the Wishing Star for themselves.
The second Puss in Boots film was initially set to be released in 2018 under a different title. However, the idea was scrapped and a new team was brought in to work on the script.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will drop its first trailer on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The film is currently scheduled for release on September 23, 2022.