The Rise of Gru Is Officially Coming in Summer 2020
Illumination Entertainment revealed the official title of Minions 2, following the previous film of the very popular Despicable Me franchise. The studio confirmed that the sequel will be called Minions: The Rise of Gru and they also reaffirmed that the animated film will debut in the movie theaters. Next summer. So, whether we like it or not, we still have more action focused on the Minions. Plan accordingly.
According to an announcement by Universal and Illumination, Minions 2 will be released in theaters on July 3, 2020. This places it in the midst of the highly coveted July 4 weekend, generally regarded as one of the most best weeks of the year for movie studios to abandon a major film. On that date, he will compete directly with the upcoming action / comedy Ryan Reynolds Free Guy who recently started production. Although Reynolds is a big name, it's a franchise that has proven to attract a lot of people at the box office, and family-oriented movies tend to do very well on weekends. vacation. The release date therefore makes a lot of sense.
At present, we know next to nothing. However, the title strongly suggests that Steve Carell's villain of the Despicable Me movies, which the Minions proudly serve, will make his comeback. Presumably, since this is called "The Rise of Gru", we will follow his ascension to oversee the supremacy and see how he and the Minions have developed their symbiotic relationship with each other. Beyond that, it is not clear who is in the director's chair or who writes the screenplay. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-directed the first Minions, from a screenplay by Brian Lynch. It goes without saying that the studio would like to try to keep the same creative team in place, as far as possible, given the success of the first day.
The early Minions served as a pretext for the events of the main franchise. He traced the evolution of the small yellow creature from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, through the different masters they served. Finally, Kevin, Stuart and Bob go to Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock), who was the first super villain in the world. Despite the fact that the film was not particularly appreciated, with a current 56% approval rate for Rotten Tomatoes, it did box office gangbusters, pocketing $ 1.15 billion. dollars. Believe it or not, it puts him in the top 20 of all time.
To date, the entire franchise Despicable Me has brought in $ 3.7 billion worldwide. As such, it is not surprising that Illumination is moving forward with another installment. With an official title in place and the release date set, we should learn more in the coming months. We will keep you informed as all relevant information will come online. This date had already been reported by Deadline.