DESPICABLE ME 4 Trailer Introduces The Infamous Gru Jr.

Get ready for a summer of Minion mayhem with DESPICABLE ME 4

The world’s favorite supervillain-turned-hero, Gru, is back with his lovable Minions in Despicable Me 4, set to hit theaters on July 3, 2024. This marks the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, following the 2022 blockbuster Minions: The Rise of Gru. Fans of the franchise are in for a treat as the new trailer for Despicable Me 4 just dropped, promising more action, comedy, and heartwarming family moments.

A New Chapter in the Despicable Me Saga

In Despicable Me 4, Gru and his family face new challenges and adventures. The addition of Gru Jr. to the family brings a new dynamic, as he is intent on tormenting his dad. The family finds themselves on the run from a new nemesis, Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell), and his femme fatale girlfriend, Valentina (Sofia Vergara).

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Directed by Chris Renaud, a co-creator of the Minions, and co-directed by Patrick Delage, Despicable Me 4 promises non-stop action packed with Illumination’s signature subversive humor. The screenplay is penned by Emmy-winning creator Mike White and veteran writer Ken Daurio, ensuring that the film stays true to the heart and humor of the franchise.

Returning Icons

Pierre Coffin returns as the iconic voice of the Minions, bringing back the beloved yellow characters who have become a global phenomenon. The returning cast also includes Oscar® nominee Steve Coogan, Oscar® nominee Chris Renaud, Daytime Emmy nominee Miranda Cosgrove, and acclaimed franchise veteran Dana Gaier.

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The film sees the return of Oscar® nominees Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, reprising their roles as Gru and Lucy. They lead a dazzling new cast that includes Emmy winner Will Ferrell, Bullet Train’s Joey King, Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara, Emmy winner Stephen Colbert, and SNL’s Chloe Fineman. Newcomer Madison Polan joins the impressive ensemble, adding fresh talent to the beloved franchise.

More Minion Mayhem

Honey Badger and Baby Gru in DESPICABLE ME 4, from Illumination

Despicable Me 4 is not just a continuation of a beloved series; it’s a fresh chapter that promises to delight both long-time fans and new audiences. With its action-packed storyline, star-studded cast, and the return of the iconic Minions, this film is poised to be a must-see family entertainment event of 2024.

Despicable Me 4 releases exclusively in theaters on July 3, 2024.

About Despicable Me 4

The Minions in DESPICABLE ME 4, from Illumination

Release Date: July 3, 2024
Screenplay: Mike White, Ken Daurio
Director: Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Patrick Delage
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Brett Hoffman
Genre: Action-Comedy
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Pierre Coffin, Joey King, Sofia Vergara, Stephen Colbert, Miranda Cosgrove, Chloe Fineman, Steve Coogan, Chris Renaud, Dana Gaier, Madison Polan

In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4

Following the 2022 summer blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, which earned almost $1 billion worldwide, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru (Oscar®nominee Steve Carrell) and Lucy (Oscar® nominee Kristen Wiig) and their girls —Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan)—welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad.

Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Emmy winner Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run.  

Are you ready for the return of Gru and his Minions? What new adventures and challenges do you think the Gru family will face? And how will the new characters add to the fun and excitement of the Despicable Me universe? Let us know what you think about the latest installment of the franchise on Discord!

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Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | Creative/Content Director The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.