‘Despicable Me 2′ Trailer and Poster: Gru Must Save the World

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A new trailer for Despicable Me 2 has premiered – and, for a change of pace, this one includes the film’s actual main character Gru (voiced by Steve Carell)! Most of the promo is, once again, devoted to footage of cutesy Minion antics, but there is some genuine insight about the plot, which involves the (ex-) super-villain being kidnapped recruited by a secret organization that wants him to… (you guessed it) save the world from another diabolical mastermind.

The Despicable Me sequel reunites its predecessor’s co-screenwriters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul, as well as co-directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. Meanwhile, rounding out the voice cast once again, are Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Fisher and Russell Brand, with new additions Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder), Ken Jeong (The Hangover), and Al Pacino – voicing the baddie who Gru, his army of Minions and adopted daughters must take down together.

Watch the new trailer above, then check out the latest poster below:


despicable me 2 movie poster Despicable Me 2 Trailer and Poster: Gru Must Save the World

Judging by the trailers so far, Despicable Me 2 is going to be one of those sequels that plays it completely safe and delivers exactly what you would expect (re: more of what propelled the first installment to a worldwide gross over $500 million). So, we’ll definitely be getting all the animated slapstick comedy, cartoony mischief and 3D tomfoolery from Part 1, but I suspect the mix of bells and whistles with a tender storyline might not be as well-balanced in the sequel. In other words, this seems less Toy Story 2 and more Cars 2.

On a related note:

  1. Are there going to be dual interweaving storylines in Despicable Me 2 – one dealing with Gru saving the world, the other involving Minions being abducted by mysterious forces (as shown in the previous trailer) - or is Pacino’s character behind it all?
  2. If you find the Minions’ oh-so-wacky shenangians grating now, just wait until they get their own spinoff movie arriving in theaters by Christmas 2014.


Despicable Me 2 opens in theaters on July 3rd, 2013.


Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

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  1. This looks promising. I just wish they didn’t use an inappropriate song in a trailer for a family movie just like Disney did with “Planes” (Rob Zombies “More Human than human”). I was expecting the girl to that art moaning at the beginning of the trailer.

  2. Ha! Brilliant. I love those little Wotsits/Cheetos guys.

  3. Part one touched my heart, and my whole family enjoyed it. I hope this one surpasses it!

  4. The thing with sequels is to just not expect too much. So that if it is good (if not better) than the first one, the experience is even better. I hope this is good, but I won’t get my hopes up.

    And I agree with the writer, it definitely looks like they are playing it safe. The trailers are great, and it’s impossible to not laugh when the minions on screen. Can’t wait :)

  5. As for animated sequals the last i enjoyed was kung fu panda 2

  6. Can’t. Wait.

    And Eminem’s song placement was brilliant. This DOES look like a job for the Minions.

  7. It’s so fluffy i’m gonna DIE!!!!

    Cool, can’t wait, perfect for a sunday afternoon

  8. Actually, I believe that despicable me 2 will be like Shrek 2. A hollywood rarity, when the second film is just as good as the first or possibly better. The trailers look good and comical probably because the directors obviously stayed on. Both directors voice of the minons and have created a promising and funny franchise.