Everyone’s favorite franchise is back! Minions: The Rise of Gru arrives in theatres on July 1, 2022.
This summer, history’s biggest global animated franchise reveals the origin of Gru and how the world’s greatest supervillain met the iconic Minions.
Get some snacks, take a seat and see the big screen’s most despicable crew face off against the unstoppable criminal force ever assembled.
Minions: The Rise of Gru Synopsis:
Time travel back to 1970s suburbia, to a basement where 12-year-old Gru ((Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is plotting world domination.
It’s not going exactly to plan.
Gru and the brace-faced-eager-to-please Minions (Bob, Kevin, Otto, and Stuart) cross paths and unexpectedly joins forces to build their first lair, design weapons, and seek to carry out their first missions.
Vicious 6, the infamous supergroup, kick out their legend in martial arts leader, Wild Knuckles (Oscar winner Alan Arkin). Fanboy Gru, gets an interview to be a Vicious 6 new member, but the wannabe villain does not impress the gang.
Then Gru outsmarts Vicious 6 and becomes their mortal enemy.
Gru goes on the run, and the Minions plan to save him by mastering the art of kung fu because even supervillains need help from their friends.
It’s more action spectacular than an Illumination film stuffed with the franchise’s signature humor.
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The Vicious 6 includes a thrilling new cast:
Taraji P. Henson–confident, cool leader Belle Bottom and her deadly disco-ball mace.
Jean-Claude Van Damme–nihilistic Jean Clawed and his gigantic robotic claw.
Lucy Lawless- as Nunchuck. Her nun-chunks are hidden in her traditional nun’s habit.
Dolph Lundgren–as Svengeance, a Swedish roller-skate champion ready to spin kick from spiked skates.
Danny Trejo as Stronghold, with menacing giant iron hands that are also his burden.
Outside of the Voracious 6, joining the cast:
Russell Brand plays an aspiring mad scientist, Young Dr. Nefario.
Michelle Yeoh is the voice of an acupuncturist who’s an expert in kung fu skills.
Oscar® winner Julie Andrews voices Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mom.
Pierre Coffin is the iconic voice of the Minions.
Legendary Grammy-award Winning music producer Jack Antonoff contributes a killer ’70s soundtrack.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is led by the original creators and produced by Chris Meledandri, CEO and visionary founder of Illumination, and collaborators Chris Renaud and Janet Healy.
Returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions) directs the film with co-director Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films) and Brad Ableson (The Simpsons).