Brace(s) yourself. Universal has debuted a new teaser trailer for Illumination Animation’s sequel Minions: The Rise of Gru, which is a prequel to the Despicable Me movies, and a sequel to the first solo Minions movie (from 2015). Set in the 1970s, this one brings back a younger Gru with a plan to join the supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles, Gru interviews to be their newest member. It doesn’t go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru turns to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. This features the voices of Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Danny Trejo, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Brand, with Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin. It was originally supposed to open back in 2020, we even ran the first trailer last year. But it has been held for two years now and is opening in July 2022. More trailers will arrive soon.
Here’s the new “On Our Way” teaser trailer for Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, from YouTube:
You can watch the original 2020 trailer for Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru here, to see more footage.
In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell returning yet again) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions. Minions: The Rise of Gru is directed by animation filmmaker Kyle Balda (The Lorax, Minions, Despicable Me 3), and co-directed by Brad Ableson (“Good Vibes”, “Legends of Chamberlain Heights”) & Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets 2). Based on characters created by Cinco Paul. Produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, and Chris Renaud. Universal will release Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru in theaters everywhere starting July 1st, 2022. Still excited for it?