Minions fans, get excited! Another new film is headed our way. Check out the first teaser for Minions: The Rise of Gru below.

The Making of The Villain

Minions: The Rise of Gru, is a prequel to the much loved Despicable Me and Minions franchise. As we all remember, Despicable Me (all three parts) follows Gru and his loyal followers, the minions. Gru is a supervillain who is constantly trying to become the biggest supervillain there is. Until he adopts three girls, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, who help him change his ways. Along the way, the minions provide us with slapstick comic relief, and in the process, steal all our hearts

Now, in Minions: The Rise of Gru, we will see a 12-year old Gru. A fan of supervillains, he decides he wants to join the biggest supervillain group there is, the Vicious 6. When the Vicious 6 kick out their leader, Wild Knuckles, Gru interviews to join. Things go badly when he outsmarts the Vicious 6 and now must hide from them. In order to do so, he must ask Wild Knuckles for help. Coming along for the ride are the forever loyal minions, Bob, Stuart, Kevin, and Otto. Oh, and we will be meeting a young Dr. Nefario, who fans will remember as Gru’s assistant mad scientist in the original films.

Behind The Fun of It All

Producing this film once again will be Chris Meledandri, CEO and founder of Illumination. Collaborating with him will be Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. Returning to direct after doing Despicable Me 3 and Minions is Kyle Balda. Co-directing with him is Brad Ableson and Jonathan Del Val.

Minions: The Rise of Gru has an assortment of talent voicing its cast. Such as Steve Carell resuming his role as Gru. Also resuming his role as Dr. Nefario is Russell Brand. Then, voicing the Vicious 6 are Taraji P. Henson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, and Danny Trejo. Alan Arkin will voice the former leader of the Vicious 6, Wild Knuckles.We then have Gru’s self-absorbing mother is voiced by Julie Andrews. Lending his voice once again to voice our favorite mischievous minions will be Pierre Coffin.

Minions: The Rise of Gru will come out in theaters July 1, 2022 by Universal Pictures.