With Minions having grossed north of $1.1bn at the global box office, making it one of the biggest grossing animated movies of all time, it’s little surprise that Illumination Entertainment is bringing the little critters to the screen again. This time, though, they’re bringing Gru – voiced by Steve Carell – back with them.
The film in question, as you’ve probably twigged by now, is Despicable Me 3, with also sees added to the voice case Trey Parker as villainous Balthazar Bratt, and Kristen Wiig too. The movie lands in UK cinemas on June 30th, and a final trailer has been released. Right here, in fact...
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 in summer 2017.
The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.
Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.