Ever since big, not-so-bad, guy Gru and his Minions broke onto cinema screens in 2013, the Despicable Me/Minions franchise has taken the world by storm becoming as popular as many of Disney/Pixar’s beloved animated films. Universal has been keen to keep a steady stream of Illumination Entertainment-produced movies coming, with last year’s offering of The Secret Life of Pets and Sing doing very well at the box office. However, Despicable Me remains the priority, with both Despicable Me 3 and Minions 2 currently in the works.
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Despicable Me 3 sees the return of franchise regulars Steve Carell (Gru), Kristen Wiig (Lucy), Miranda Cosgrove (Margo), Dana Gaier (Edith), Russell Brand (Dr. Nefario) and Steve Coogan (Silas), with Despicable Me, Descpicable Me 2 and Minions director Pierre Coffin helming the new film alongside Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon. A strong group, whose combined talents have won audiences and critics over multiple times now. However, it must be said that while Minions (2015) was a soaring success financially, making over $1 billion worldwide, it was not quite up to the standard of the studio’s first two films in the series with both critics and audiences not finding as much to like about the movie, even though it placed its lovable Minions out front and centre.
The new sequel does have a little more pressure on it then, to deliver the way that Despicable Me 1 & 2 were able to. From the newly released trailer we can see that one of the points of emphasis for the third film will be reminding us that Gru is a villain, and so to are the Minions that help him.
Official Description and Trailer:
The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.
The new trailer reveals a little more of the film’s plot, with Gru learning of his twin brother’s existence and his family’s history of villainy – it seems the Minions are very happy about this. No doubt, we’ll be learning more about Despicable Me 3 in the coming months, so be sure to follow The Mews on social media for the latest news on the movie.
Despicable Me 3 hits theatres June 30th.