Sequels aren’t usually my thing, but there is a special place in my heart for the Despicable Me film series. It’s endearing, hilarious, and always super entertaining. The second film in the franchise, Despicable Me 2, was released back in 2013.
It was the second-highest-grossing animated film of 2013. It brought in over $900 million against a budget of just $76 million. It was also nominated for two Oscars, but it didn’t win because Frozen took over everything that year.
Universal Pictures is hoping for the same success with this third film. Pierre Coffin returned to co-direct the movie, and all your favorite voices have returned. Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Cosgrove. South Park creator, Trey Parker, also stars in the movie as Balthazar Bratt.
And Bratt’s character description is great: “Bratt is a mustachioed ’80s child star who uses chewing gum and shoulder pads for his evildoing.”
He should be a magnificent villain. Despicable Me 3 will be released June 30, 2017. Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s; and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru.”