With 'Shrek 2' dominating the US box office, it has been confirmed that the green ogre will return to cinemas in a further two sequels.

The head of DreamWorks animation, Ann Daly, told the Hollywood Reporter that the film studio was in final talks with the principal voice actors to return for the third and fourth movies.

Speaking about the sequels plan and 'Shrek 2's box office success, Daly said: "It wasn't really advisable to start working on three and four until we knew that we actually had something in two, and certainly this weekend confirmed that we do."

'Shrek 2' opens in Irish cinemas on 2 July.