I actually kind of forgot this was coming next year. So yeah, Despicable Me 3, new villain, Gru’s long lost brother Dru and much more.
As you can see there’s no Dru in the trailer and he’s supposedly a big part of the movie. So then you could maybe call this a longer than usual teaser instead of a full blown trailer. I liked most of Despicable Me but I found the sequel lacking. It felt like they were doubling down on the things I didn’t like about first movie. Obviously I’m in the minority there since Despicable Me 2 brought in $970.8 million worldwide back in 2013. And then there was also Minions last year, which I’ve yet to watch from start to finish. That one made $1.15 billion and is the 2nd highest grossing animation of all time.
At the end of the day people like these movies and Illumination will keep making them. My hope is Despicable Me 3 is more like the first one and less like the 2nd (despite the trailer showing the opposite). The animation is directed by Pierre Coffin (who also directed the first two) and Kyle Balda (Minions), and co-directed by Eric Guillon. Lending their voices to some of the characters in the movie are Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand and Trey Parker.
Despicable Me 3 opens in the US on June 30th 2017.