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Illumination Drops First Trailer, Voice Cast for ‘Despicable Me 4’

The biggest global animated franchise in history – and its considerably manic mayhem - returns with the first ‘Despicable Me’ film in 7 years, as stars Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig return alongside franchise newcomers Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Joey King, and Stephen Colbert; action-comedy hits theaters July 3.

Things just got a little more despicable. In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4.

Following the 2022 summer blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru (Steve Carrell), Lucy (Kristen Wiig) and their girls - Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan) - welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad.

Gru finds a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run. 

The film features fresh new characters voiced by Joey King (Bullet Train), Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), and Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live). Pierre Coffin returns as the iconic voice of the Minions, while Steve Coogan returns as Silas Ramsbottom.

Packed with non-stop action and filled with Illumination’s signature subversive humor, Despicable Me 4 is directed by a co-creator of the Minions, Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets). The film is produced by Illumination’s founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Brett Hoffman (The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Minions: The Rise of Gru). Patrick Delage co-directs (Sing 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2) from a screenplay by Mike White (White Lotus) and the veteran writer of every Despicable Me film, Ken Daurio.

Despicable Me 4 hits theaters July 3.

Check out the new action-packed trailer now:

Source: NBCUniversal

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