Universal debuts trailer for Minions: The Rise of Gru

Back in 2010 the world was introduced to a new kind of supervillain in Despicable Me. Like a lot of animated features it spawned a franchise, but this time not only did it get 2 sequels and a rumored upcoming fourth, it also featured a spin-off shifting the focus to the popular Minions characters. Now they are bringing the two back together for a prequel with Minions: The Rise of Gru.


Minions: The Rise Of Gru follows the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, in Minions: The Rise of Gru. In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles, Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn’t go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

While you have to wait until July 3, 2020 to see the film in theaters you can check out the full trailer and poster here now from Universal Pictures.

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