Minions: The Rise of Gru is a 2022 animated comedy film about a twelve-year-old’s dream of becoming the world’s greatest supervillain.
Directed by Kyle Balda (The Lorax; Minions; Despicable Me 3) and co-directed by Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets 2) from a script co-written by Brian Lynch and Matthew Fogel. Based on characters created by Cinco Paul. Produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Chris Renaud.
In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) 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…
In the United States, Universal will release Minions: The Rise of Gru theatrically on July 1st 2022.
Voice cast and characters:
Steve Carell … Gru (voice)
Pierre Coffin … Kevin / Stuart / Bob / Minions (voice)
Taraji P. Henson … Belle Bottom (voice)
Jean-Claude Van Damme … Jean Clawed (voice)
Michelle Yeoh … Master Chow (voice)
Dolph Lundgren … Svengeance (voice)
Lucy Lawless … Nunchuk (voice)
Danny Trejo … Stronghold (voice)
RZA … (voice)
Julie Andrews … Marlena Gru (voice)
Russell Brand … Doctor Nefario (voice)
Alan Arkin … Wild Knuckles (voice)