DESPICABLE ME 4 Trailer Takes the Gru Family and Minions on the Run

The Despicable Me franchise isn’t ending anytime soon …and I really love that for us. The journey of Gru, a former supervillain who is now against villany and for fatherhood, and his dedicated legion of Minions has been so delightful. We love yellow beings with big eyes who don’t talk yet say so much. Believe it or not, Gru is back for another film where he meets his biggest challenge of all: a kid who acts just like him. (As a parent, I deal with this challenge every day of my life. I feel ya pain, sir!) The trailer for Despicable Me 4 delivers Gru Jr. goodness, an actual new villain, and Minions mayhem.

Ooooh here HE comes! Who is he? It is Maxime Le Mal (voiced by Will Ferrell), who is out of prison and ready for revenge. This leads Gru (Steve Carrell), his lady Valentina (Sofia Vergara), and their three children to go on the run. While we previously met their daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Madison Polan), there’s a new member of the family.

Gru Jr. is adorable and no one’s sweet child, which adds to the constant hijinks. And, of course, there’s plenty of Minion fun in this Despicable Me 4 trailer. I especially love the end when they explode pink, well, stuff into a vending machine with a Minion inside of it. Does it make sense? No. Is it cute? It is, indeed. People are loving this clip online and that’s not shocking. Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) was a huge hit, earning nearly $1 billion dollars worldwide. 

gru reaches out in terror while wearing a mask in despicable me 4 trailer
Illumination/Universal Pictures

What Is the Release Date for Despicable Me 4?

It looks like Illumination is aiming for yet another blockbuster summer. Despicable Me 4 is hitting theaters on July 3 to make things just a little more despicable in the best way.

Originally published January 29, 2024.

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