Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves is a upcoming American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation.
In November 2012, executive producer Guillermo del Toro said that they already did a couple of script drafts for a sequel, and that the director Chris Miller wants to take Puss on an adventure to exotic places. In April 2014, Antonio Banderas, the voice of Puss, said that the work on the sequel had just begun. In June 2014, it was announced that a sequel titled, Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves would be released on November 2, 2018. Two months later, the film was pushed back to December 21, 2018. In January 2015, Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves was removed from the DreamWorks lineup due to its policy of only two films a year and reconstructing the script. After three years of silence about the film. On November 6, 2018 it was revealed in a Variety interview with Chris Meledandri, the founder and CEO of Illumination, that there are reboots in the works for Shrek 5 and Puss in Boots. However on February 26th, 2019 it was revealed that the sequel is still in development. Now with an undetermined release, Bob Persichetti of Spider-Verse fame will direct.