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Minions Sequel Trailer Features Villainous, Hilarious Mayhem

Gru is back in Minions: The Rise of Gru.


The animated hit Despicable Me is now 10 years old, but the franchise it spawned remains hugely popular. As well as the two direct sequels, the 2015 spin-off Minions was a massive success, grossing $1.15 billion at the worldwide box office. Inevitably, a Minions follow-up is on the way--it releases this summer and the first trailer has arrived.

Minions: The Rise of Gru is both a sequel to Minions and a prequel to the main films. It's set in the 1970s and focuses on Steve Carell's Gru, who is a young boy dreaming of becoming a feared supervillain. In order to prove his villainy, he steals a valuable stone from the evil group Vicious 6, and finds himself on the run. Luckily, those iconic yellow Minions are on hand to help him out. Check out the trailer below.

Minions: The Rise of Gru also stars Taraji P. Henson, Russell Brand, and Julie Andrews, plus a host of action stars, including Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Michelle Yeoh, Danny Trejo, and Lucy Lawless. And while this is the first movie in the series not to be co-directed by Pierre Coffin, he's still on hand to provide the voice of the Minions. The movie releases on July 3.

A shorter The Rise of Gru teaser screened during the Super Bowl last weekend--check out all of the other Super Bowl 2020 movie and TV trailers here.

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