Gru, the reformed super villain from Illumination, and his minions will soon be back with Despicable Me 4. As we are friendly (and aiming for Google success), we will tell you everything you need to know about this sequel in this article. Given the success of the three Despicable Me films, not to mention the two spin-offs about The Minions, Illumination is obviously not ready to let go of its golden goose (especially after two films that have grossed over a billion dollars at the global box office). Audiences will therefore see Gru and his gang (and more) in a fourth feature film that won’t be long in coming. Release date, story, voice cast, trailer – we gather everything you need to know about Despicable Me 4 in this article.
There’s something new, or rather, someone new – WILL THERE BE A DESPICABLE ME 4? Yes, in February 2022 (a few months before the release of The Minions 2: The Rise of Gru), Illumination and Universal Studios officially confirmed the development of Despicable Me 4.
WHAT IS THE RELEASE DATE OF DESPICABLE ME 4? Seven years after Despicable Me 3, we finally have a release date for the sequel. In its new trailer, Illumination announced the return of Gru on July 3, 2024. The delay between the two installments is likely due to several factors, such as the pandemic, the writers’ strike, and the release of The Minions spin-off in 2022.
What would Gru be without the madness of the minions? WHAT WILL DESPICABLE ME 4 BE ABOUT? In this fourth installment, we will continue to follow the evolution of Gru. Formerly a great villain who wanted to steal the moon, he has now become a family man and a husband eager to protect his entire little tribe. However, this time, in addition to his three adopted daughters, he also faces a new challenge: Gru Junior. His newborn with a seemingly strong-willed character appears to give him a hard time. But that doesn’t stop him from taking him on a mission when a new villain tries to come after him. Indeed, a new antagonist, Maxime Le Mal, appears to jeopardize Gru’s tranquility. He must then protect his family and put his enemy back behind bars.
Like father, like son! WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE VOICE CAST OF DESPICABLE ME 4? On the French side, Gad Elmaleh and Audrey Lamy will respectively reprise their roles as Gru and Lucy. Actor Steve Carell will also continue the adventure as the original (American) voice of Gru. The new super villain, Maxime Le Mal, will be voiced in the original version by Will Ferrell, while his girlfriend Valentina will be voiced by actress Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, Griselda). Other new voices will also join the cast, for roles that have not yet been released: Joey King, Stephen Colbert, Chloe Fineman.
DESPICABLE ME 4 will be exclusively shown in theaters in France. Until the release date, you can catch up or rewatch all the previous films (Despicable Me 1, 2, 3, and The Minions 1 and 2) on Netflix.
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER OF DESPICABLE ME 4 On January 28, 2024, Illumination released the first trailer for Despicable Me 4. Meant to be released in the theater in July. BANANAAAAA????pic.twitter.com/iGNtO0REFo
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