Minions: The Rise Of Gru: Know Dates & Everything Here

Finally, the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise is here with its all new ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’. The upcoming film will tell the origin story of Steve Carell’s character in detail.

The main protagonist character Felonious Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, is a staple in the Despicable Me film franchise. The grouchy supervillain-turned-doting father is the main protagonist in the films, which follow he and his yellow-colored Minions. Felonious Gru also appears at the age of 8 in the 2015 spin-off prequel Minions.

Globally, fans seems to be excited to get Gru’s origin story. Indeed lucky for them, that’s exactly what’s in store for Minions: The Rise of Gru. The follow-up to Minions comes out in theaters in 2022. Likewise, will explore 12-year-old Gru’s mission to join the supervillain group Vicious 6.

Minions: The Rise of Gru‘ Trailer In February

The trailer for Minions: The Rise of Gru came out in February 2020. As can be seen above, the 3-minute-long trailer teases Gru’s hilarious interview to join the Vicious 6. “I am pretty despicable, you don’t want to cross me,” Gru says, which garners laughs from the villains. Gru then steals a stone from the Vicious 6, which sets in motion an epic adventure for he and his Minions pals.

The Team Is Back With Steve, Pierre

Minions: The Rise of Gru will welcome back Steve Carell as one of the main character. Fans will see one more comeback of Pierre Coffin as the voice of The Minions, including Stuart, Bob, and Otto. The film features a thrilling lineup of new cast members, including Taraji P. Henson as Belle Bottom, leader of The Vicious 6.

Jean-Claude Van Damme voices Jean Clawed, the giant lobster member of The Vicious 6, while Lucy Lawless is Nanchuck, the group’s nun member. Rounding out The Vicious 6 is Svengeance, voiced by Dolph Lundgren; and Stronghold, voiced by Danny Trejo. Alan Arkin voices Wild Knuckles, the former leader of the Vicious 6.

However, new cast members include Michelle Yeoh as acupuncturist Master Chow, Russell Brand as aspiring mad scientist Dr. Nefario, and Julie Andrews as Gru’s mother, Marlena. Though not revelaed but Rapper RZA will also be in the film in summer next year.

When and Where To Watch It?

Minions: The Rise of Gru will be released in the United States theatrically on July 1, 2022. Also it will be available to stream on Peacock for the first four months after its theatrical release. Then, the film will move to Amazon Prime Video for 10 months. Followed by returning to Peacock for four more months. However, the film was initially set to be out on July 3, 2020. But pandemic shifted it to two years delay.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.