Universal Pictures today released our first glimpse of the next chapter in the Despicable Me franchise.
The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughtersâ€”Margo, Edith and Agnesâ€”and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in cinemas in summer 2017.
Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig return in addition to Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Centralâ€™s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star whoâ€™s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the â€˜80s, and proves to be Gruâ€™s most formidable nemesis to date.
The animated film is produced by Illuminationâ€™s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.