Universal Pictures has revealed a new trailer for their upcoming animated movie, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru.’ The film which is a sequel to the 2015 movie, Minions and comes from the Despicable Me franchise, will release in theaters on July 1, 2022.
The latest trailer (watch above) doesn't mention any release date, which teases a cloud over its release. The trailer mentions, "In Cinemas Soon."
Minions: The Rise of Gru is the origin story of how the world's greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema's most despicable crew, and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled, arrives this summer from the biggest global animated franchise in history.
Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, preparing to take over the world from his basement. Things aren't going so well. When Gru meets the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion with braces and a desperate urge to please—this unusual family comes together. They work together to construct their first lair, design their first weapons, and attempt to complete their first missions.
When the infamous supervillain supergroup, Vicious 6 deposes their leader, legendary martial arts champion Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin), Gru, their most loyal admirer, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 are unimpressed by the small, wannabe villain, but then Gru outwits them, and he finds himself the mortal enemy of the ultimate evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to learn kung fu to save him, and Gru realizes that even evil guys need a little aid from their friends.
Featuring more spectacular action and packed with the franchise’s signature subversive humor, Minions: The Rise of Gru stars a thrilling new cast, including, the Vicious 6: Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, whose chain belt doubles as a lethal disco-ball mace; Jean-Claude Van Damme as the nihilistic Jean Clawed, who’s armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, whose traditional nun’s habit hides her deadly nun-chucks; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skate champion Svengeance, who dispenses his opponents with spin kicks from his spiked skates; and Danny Trejo as Stronghold, whose giant iron hands are both a menace to others and a burden to him.
The film also stars Russell Brand as Young Dr. Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad kung fu skills, and Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mom.
Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ’70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff.
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