Javier Bardem, who won an Oscar for playing an evil guy in No Country for Old Men, will be lending his vocal talents to Despicable Me 2. According to Heat Vision the actor is in talks to voice El Macho, a new villain introduced in the sequel who has a son named Machito. No further details on the character were given.
The first film (which made nearly $550 million worldwide) featured the voice of Steve Carell as a villainous mastermind who changes for the better after he hires a trio of orphans for an evil scheme. Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, and Will Arnett are expected to return, and Universal will release Despicable Me 2 on July 3, 2013.