Dreamworks has been trying for more than a decade to get a sequel to Puss in Boots, which earned over $500M worldwide back in 2011, off the ground. The Shrek spinoff saw multiple creators give it a go under a number of different titles and release dates, but it’s only now as Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, that the swashbuckling feline’s next adventure has become a reality.
Antonio Banderas is back as the sword-wieling Puss, with Salma Hayek reprising her role as his love interest Kitty Soft Paws. Along with the canine pal Perro (Harvey Guillén), they embark on an adventure to find the Wishing Star in order to restore Puss’s lost lives.
Joining the voice cast recently are Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, Wagner Moura, Ray Winstone, John Mulaney, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Anthony Mendez, and Samson Kayo.
Banderas and Hayek are never far from one another’s orbit. The Desperado duo also appeared together in Spy Kids 3, and most recently in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. They never met a franchise they didn’t like.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish opens in theaters on September 23rd.
Academy Award nominee Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of the notorious PiB as he embarks on an epic journey into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives. But with only one life left, Puss will have to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: the captivating Kitty Soft Paws (Oscar nominee Salma Hayek).
In their quest, Puss and Kitty will be aided—against their better judgment—by a ratty, chatty, relentlessly cheerful mutt, Perro (Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows). Together, our 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).