The 4th sequel comes 14 years after the original
Universal Pictures has announced the 4th instalment of the global hit, Despicable Me. The series was a game changer for animation studio Illumination, and got three instalments, and two spin-offs. Children were instantly drawn to the characters, as well as the iconic minions.
Let’s check the details for Despicable Me 4.
The 4th instalment is set to release on July 3, 2024. All the original characters will return, and newer ones will be announced soon. Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Miranda Cosgrove, and Steve Coogan will be back to voice their characters. Chris Renaud, who directed Despicable Me 1 and 2 will return. He will be co-directing with Patrick Delage, the animation director of Sing, Sing 2, and The Secret Life of Pets 2. The original script will be written by Mike White (White Lotus, School of Rock).
However, there is no information regarding what the story will be this time. In the third instalment, we got to see Gru’s twin brother Dru. The 4th part can also include him, and new villains.
We are yet to receive Minions: The Rise of Gru. The movie is a direct sequel to the 2015 spin-off movie Minions. It had been delayed several times due to the pandemic, and is now set to release on July 2022. The first trailer came out in 2020. The story is as the name suggests – Gru’s rise to become a supervillain. The story takes place in the 1970s and we see Gru trying to be part of the supervillain organization, The Vicious 6. The minions are already fans of the little boy with evil dreams, and decide to assist him.
Let’s hope the movie wont get delayed again.