Universal Studios, partnered with Illumination, has released the official release date for their upcoming combined project, Despicable Me 4. It will be the fifteenth collaboration of the two companies. With the screen play by Mike White, the film will be directed by Chris Renaud, known for Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and others, along with Patrik Delage, who has been working with Illumination for some time.
When will Despicable Me 4 release?
The sequel is set to be released on July 3, 2024, as per the latest information.
Despicable Me 4 Trailer
There hasn’t been any official announcement regarding the trailer yet even though there is a lot of hype around it. However, given the occupancy of Universal Studios and Illumination, we can’t expect anything like that to be released so soon.
Despicable Me 4 Cast
There haven’t been any announcements regarding anything else other than the voicing cast. As per the recent information, Steve Carell will reprise his role of the series’ lovable reformed villain, Gru. Multiple cast members are expected to return for the upcoming sequel, including Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Miranda Cosgrove, and Steve Coogan. Chris Meledandri, founder of Illumination, will be producing the sequel.
Despicable Me 4 Plot
The first movie of the franchise was released back in 2010 and was able to get a massive fan following and the craze has been the same for over twelve years, thanks to the merchandise and internet memes. The Despicable Me franchise story revolves around Gru, a reformed struggling supervillain, as he becomes a husband and a reluctant father of three kids. He works as a secret agent, and eventually teams up with his long-lost brother, Dru, to fight against an unreformed super villain together.
Along with Gru, the second characters that are loved by the viewership are the yellow tic-tacs or minions as they are called otherwise, who have been serving people like Gru since the beginning of time. Yellow capsule shaped creatures, in denim dungarees and welding googles, who won’t recognize them? After the first movie got released, the tiny adorable creatures got so much love from the viewers that they received two spin-offs of their own. The spin-offs explain the origin of the Minions and how they end up being Gru’s sidekicks.
Since the franchise got a kick start twelve year ago, it has went to become the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time with multiple spin-offs, video games and a theme park attraction. The franchise has grossed over billions of dollars from around the globe.