Illumination Entertainment has released a new trailer for Despicable Me 3, which is set to be released in theaters this summer.
The animated trilogy-maker once again follows Gru (Steve Carell), his family, and his Minions. This time around Gru has to deal with Balthazar Bratt (voiced bySouth Park co-creator Trey Parker), who uses the character he played as a child star in the ’80s as his villainous persona, while also considering a return to villainy himself after meeting his long-lost twin brother Dru.
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Illumination Entertainment is a fine animation studio, but despite their well-convinced stories, the execution comes nowhere near the level of Disney or Pixar. If you had to ask what their flagship film would be, it would most probably be the Despicable Me films.
Despicable Me took the studio to where it is now, and Universal has released the first trailer for Despicable Me 3, starring Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, and Trey Parker.
In addition to the announcement that Sherlock and The Hobbit star Benedict Cumberbatch would be voicing the Grinch in a new animated take on How the Grinch Stole Christmas from the makers of Minions and the upcoming Secret Life of Pets, Illumination Entertainment also covered the trilogy-maker in the franchise that put them on the map, Despicable Me, during their CinemaCon presentation.
Despicable Me 3 is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2017, just a handful of months before the release of the above mentioned new take on The Grinch. But it’s a very interesting casting announcement that’s grabbing the headlines. Trey Parker, who co-created South Park with Matt Stone and provides the voices for many of the hit animated show’s characters such as Eric Cartman and Stan Marsh, is set to voice the third installment’s villain.
After two Despicable Me films, those tiny yellow baddies, better known as Minions, are finally getting their own spinoff film, appropriately titled Minions. It’s a sort of prequel to the entire franchise of sorts, as the film will explore the origins of the Minions and their quest to find the perfect boss.
We’ve seen plenty of trailers for the film, but this new video is by far one of the longest, clocking in at almost three and a half minutes. That being said, there is all-new hilarious footage, plus a vital plot that reveals why they end up working for Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). Check out the latest trailer here below.
There is no questioning that Sandra Bullock plays the maternal character very well. In fact, she won an Academy Award for playing a caring mother in The Blind Side, and was nominated for playing a grieving one in Gravity. But she will change it up a bit by playing a villain in the upcoming Despicable Me spinoff/prequel Minions. The film takes place long before those yellow creatures worked for Gru. Throughout many generations, the Minions have been led by the most dangerous of people, from the Tyrannosaurs Rex to Genghis Khan to Napoleon, they crave villainy but they always need a leader – as hinted in the trailer.
So after a long absence in doing nefarious things, three brave Minions will venture out to find that one evil leader. Bullock will voice the villainess Scarlett Overkill, while Jon Hamm will voice her husband Herb Overkill. Hit the jump to see the new images from Minions.