Minions: The Rise Of Gru opens in theaters on July 3, 2020.
It’s hard not to love Despicable Me‘s Minions, those endearing trouble making yellow pill-bodied gibberish speaking beings who live to serve the evil Gru, who despite his nefarious world-dominating goals, has a heart of gold. These little guys always find themselves in some silly overtop scheme that is reminiscent of all the classic cartoons of yesteryear.
We got to see these guys, where they came from, their history of being henchmen, and their ultimate goal to serve a great villain in their own titular spinoff prequel back in 2015. And now Illumination Entertainment’s Minions: The Rise Of Gru will give us a look at another one of their misadventures where they meet up with their future leader, Gru.
Now Universal Pictures has released a new Super Bowl teaser that not only gives us a first look at the upcoming animated feature but also announces a full-length trailer is coming soon.
Of course, you can expect to see the same harebrained antics from those henchmen that almost always lead up into silly mayhem and hilarious destruction. One thing is for sure, fans have been waiting to see how these two meet up, and Minions: The Rise Of Gru will finally give us a look at that.
Here is the official plot synopsis for Minions: The Rise Of Gru:
This summer, from the biggest animated franchise in history and global cultural phenomenon, comes the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, in Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Teeming with Illumination’s signature subversive humor, pop-culture sophistication, full-hearted emotion, bold music sensibility, and over-the-top action, Minions: The Rise of Gru is steered by the franchise’s original creators. The film is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud and is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions). The co-directors are Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films).
Personally, I am not a huge fan of these films, considering that I cannot connect to them the way I do others. But there is a fanbase that keeps the Minions and Gru coming back for more. Of course, we can expect to see how Gru will end up hiring these little guys on a long-term contract of mischief villainy and mayhem.
So far, Steve Carell is the only one confirmed to return, where he will obviously reprise his role as a much younger and inexperienced but very ambitious Gru.
Directed by Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val, Minions: The Rise Of Gru opens in theaters on July 3, 2020.