The threequel follows the latest adventures of the Minions, Gru (Steve Carell), Lucy (Kristen Wiig), Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Nev Scharrel), as well as the new character Balthazar Bratt played by Trey Parker (South Park, “The Book of Mormon”).
The first film, Despicable Me, was released in 2010 and grossed over $543 million worldwide. The sequel Despicable Me 2, which was released in 2013, grossed almost $971 million worldwide. The prequel film Minions was released in 2015 and earned $1.159 billion at the global box office. Minions 2 is set for 2020. There have also been a number of short films, video games, books and theme park attractions set around Gru’s little yellow helpers with the odd voices.
The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud. It is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.
Despicable Me 3 will be released in theaters on June 30.