Minions: The Rise of Gru, will mark the fifth incarnation of the yellow, snuggle army. The minions made their debut alongside Gru in 2010 blockbuster Despicable Me. Sine then the series has become one of the highest-earning animation franchise. And minions are now the most endearing creatures on-screen.
Hoping to keep that love alive, Illumination is returning with the latest movie of the franchise. A sequel to the 2015 Minions, the series will once again head for the 70s. Directed by Kyle Balda, the film is not going to be short in the fun. It remains to be seen, whether the film can match the lofty heights set by the franchise over the past ten years.
Minions: The Rise of Gru: What is the Release Date?
The buzz surrounding the film intensifies as 2020 rolled on. The film looked destined to hit the theatres this July. But that was until the pandemic. The movie was in its final stages of completion in Paris when the French government shut the state for a month.
With other health concerns weighing heavy, Illumination decided to delay the release of the film. So on April 1, the production house rescheduled the film’s release on July 2, 2021. Exactly a year from its expected release.
Minions: The Rise of Gru: What is the Plot?
The film will be picking up from where the last film left off. At the end of Minions, we saw the group finding their new master to follow in God. In this film, he is still a kid and wishes to be a part of his favourite supervillain group- Vicious 6.
With the group firing their leader, Gru sees it as an opportunity to realise his dreams. But he is rejected and to prove his worth, and the future supervillain steals from them. Now on the run, Gru and his minions run into Wild Knuckles for his help. Everyone knows what Gru grows up to be. And this episode is only going to cement his destiny.
Minions: The Rise of Gru: Who are in the Cast?
When it comes to the cast of the film, there are going to be a few familiar voices. Pierre Coffin is the iconic voice behind Stuart, Kevin, Bob and every other Minion. So without him, the film would become rudderless. Another returning actor is the legendary Steve Carell. This time the actor will achieve the impossible and voice kid Gru.
Other popular names being associated includes Alan Arkin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh and RZA. They will be joining by Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless and Dolph Lundgren.
Minions: The Rise of Gru: Is the Trailer out?
Indeed the trailer is out. Universal released the trailer for the upcoming movie during Super Bowl LIV this year. That was still when the film was expecting to release this year. But do give it a watch again, Minions never get boring.
The trailer has given the fans enough reason to be excited about. And while the film is still a while off, anticipation is high. What is sure is that Minions: The Rise of Gru, will not let down the fans.