The Minions are back with an entertaining song performance in a new extended clip for Despicable Me 3. Ever since the yellow, pill-shaped henchmen for the supervillain Gru (voice of Steve Carrell) burst onto the big screen in 2010 in the original Despicable Me, the Minions have skyrocketed in popularity. The characters came back, sometimes disguised in a shade of purple, in Despicable Me 2 in 2013, and capitalizing their popularity, even appeared in their own movie with the Despicable Me prequel Minions in 2015.
And while Minions featured a cameo appearance by the young Gru in Minions, the full-grown Gru and his massive cast of cloned co-stars are reuniting in full glory for Despicable 3 on June 30. With the debut of the movie just about 6 weeks out, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are starting to roll out new material, including a minute-long clip Monday featuring the Minions. The clip is appears to be have a subtle tie-in to Illumination and Universal's Sing, since the clip begins with a single Minion on-stage performing for an American Idol reality-like competition called Sing! Performing in the gibberish that only other Minions understand, the single Minion is eventually joined by dozens of his comrades for a full-scale production.
There's not a whole lot of information fans can glean from the clip, other than the Minions are in some sort of trouble as a pair of suits along with security guards quickly make their way down the aisles toward the stage. There's no mention or reference to Gru, or for that matter, his long-lost twin brother (also voiced by Carell), who is at the center of the new film. There's also no appearance by the villainous Balthazar Bratt (voice of South Park co-creator Trey Parker), who, along with Dru, is new to the Despicable Me universe.
When all is said and done, the extended clip for Despicable Me 3 doesn't really need to have any meaning behind it, simply because every time any Minion does anything, it's bound to be outrageously entertaining. Certainly the clip will make a lot more sense in the context of the film, which fans will undoubtedly learn more about as the film moves closer to its June release.
Despicable Me 3 shouldn't have any trouble delivering the sort of greatness we've come to expect out of the Despicable Me movies, especially since screenwriters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul are back, along with co-director Pierre Coffin, who helped helm the first two films in the series. Coffin is also a key player on the acting side, providing the voices of such Minions as Kevin, Bob and Stuart. By the looks of things so far, audiences appear to be in for another despicably good time.
Source: Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment