Illumination Entertainment has dropped its third (and presumably, final) trailer for Despicable Me 3. Set to arrive this summer, Despicable Me 3 catches up with Gru and Lucy, now living a perfectly ordinary, non-villainous life with their kids. (Well, as ordinary as it gets when you also own a whole army of Minions, that is.)
However, Gru's do-good lifestyle isn't going all that well; he lets the world's greatest supervillain, Balthazar Bratt (voiced by South Park's Trey Parker) get away, and then he has his newly discovered twin brother, Dru, trying to tempt him back to his old ways. Also, the Minions all seem to be ruling prison life, watched over by the new leading Minion, Mel, in Despicable Me 3.
Co-directed by Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me 1 & 2), Kyle Balda (Minions) and Illumination character designer Eric Guillon, Despicable Me 3 reunites the majority of the voice cast from Despicable Me's first two outings, including Kristen Wiig as Lucy, Nev Scharrel as Agnes, Dana Gaier as Edith, and Miranda Cosgrove as Margo. Russell Brand is also reprising his role as Gru’s sidekick, Dr. Nefario, and Steve Coogan returns as the Anti-Villain League director Silas Ramsbottom.
Illumination has chosen to once again focus on the theme of family for this movie; with Despicable Me 1 it was Gru learning to accept and love his adopted kids, Despicable Me 2 saw him grappling with the dating scene, and now he's having to learn all about his sibling. Funnily enough, Dru is also voiced by Steve Carell, and the two characters share a lot of physical similarities apart from the long flowing locks. Dru, though, is outgoing, humorous, and upbeat, whereas just existing is a chore for Gru sometimes.
This third trailer once again holds a lot of promise for Despicable Me 3. Sure, the franchise might not be as fresh as it was the first time around, but there's something nicely comforting about knowing what we're getting. Also, the humor is still funny, and younger kids in particular will be hugely ecstatic to welcome the Minions back onto the screen. (Let's face it, we might all profess them to be annoying, but secretly, we know Minions are cute and funny all at the same time.) It's good to see Gru, Lucy, Agnes, Edith and Margo back after the Minions own movie that took the world by storm. With Unicorns currently en vogue, Agnes will be the epitome of unparalleled delight, as her ear-piercing squeal in the trailer shows.
Illumination has enjoyed huge success with the Minions and Despicable Me franchise - and it's hard to image that Despicable Me 3 will be anything other than a massive hit, too.
Source: Illumination Entertainment
- Despicable Me 3 (2017) release date: Jun 30, 2017