In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns with his Minions in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4. The official trailer will air just before today’s national anthem at the Super Bowl after debuting at the AFC Championship game.
Following the 2022 summer blockbuster of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, which earned almost $1 billion worldwide, the animated franchise now begins a new chapter as Gru (Steve Carrell) and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) and their girls —Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan)—welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad.
Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run.
The film features new characters voiced by Joey King (Bullet Train), Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live).
Pierre Coffin returns as the iconic voice of the Minions and Steve Coogan returns as Silas Ramsbottom.
Despicable Me 4 is directed by a cocreator of the Minions, Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets), and is produced by Illumination’s founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Brett Hoffman (executive producer, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Minions: The Rise of Gru).
The film is co-directed by Patrick Delage (animation director Sing 2 and The Secret Life of Pets 2), and the screenplay is by the creator of White Lotus, Mike White, and the veteran writer of every Despicable Me film, Ken Daurio.
The film opens in theaters on July 3.