'Minions: The Rise of Gru' will not be finished in time to debut this summer, after Illumination shut its doors in France.
“Minions: The Rise of Gru” is officially a sequel to the “Minions” spinoff movies rather than a “Despicable Me” prequel, but it tells the story of how Gru (Steve Carell) came to be the world’s greatest supervillain.Set in the 1970s, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” has a pint-sized Gru interviewing with The Vicious Six, a band of stylish and fab supervillains he hopes to team up with. But after they dismiss him as too young and scrawny to be truly evil, he manages to steal a precious stone medallion from the Vicious Six, and that certainly gets their attention. The only problem is, one of Gru’s Minions ends up trading the stone for his own pet rock.“We just stole something from the worst villains in the world,” Gru says in the trailer. “Now I will be a supervillain!”Also Read: Steve Carell Tries to Save the Democrats in Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' Trailer (Video)Joining the voice cast of the animated prequel are Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews and Alan Arkin.Kyle Balda directs the film along with co-directors Brad Abelson and Jonathan del Val. Universal is releasing the latest film from Illumination Entertainment on July 3.Watch the trailer for “Minions: The Rise of Gru” above.Read original story ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Trailer Shows Origin Story of Steve Carell’s Supervillain (Video) At TheWrap
The Minions’ assault on the real world is escalating — and now they’ve gotten another, even more beloved animated character involved. On Wednesday, the NYPD’s special prosecutor for narcotics announced that it had arrested five people alleged to have been running a drug trafficking scheme that involved sending cocaine in packages disguised as children’s birthday gifts — some of which contained stuffed Minions and Olaf from Frozen dolls. Most of the bags, the NYPD said in a press release, contained stuffed Olaf dolls, while a Minion was stuffed into one of the illicit parcels.
As reported, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes an appropriately raunchy cameo in the new TV spot for the comedy sequel. When Ted and Tami-Lynn decide they want a baby, they need to find a superstar sperm donor. On the plus side, Ted gets to experience one of Brady’s perfect spirals first-hand.
When we got going on our monster list of most anticipated movies coming out this year , we found ourselves constantly wanting to turn to the next page. 2015 is sizing up to be the most monstrous movie year of all — with mega-franchises like “The Avengers,” “The Hunger Games,” and “Star Wars” poised to break all kinds of box office records. (Thankfully “Avatar 2” is slated for 2016, otherwise our heads would explode!) Forget 2014, here are the year-from-now movies that have us wishing we could travel into the future: 1. “Star Wars: Episode VII” ZOMG.