Brace Yourselves! Minions: The Rise of Gru Prequel Trailer Has Landed


It’s the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs.

He’s a 12-year-old boy with a dream. A dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.

In Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment Minions: The Rise of Gru, we take a look at how Gru, well, grew up to be a villain, backed of course by his loyal followers, the minions.

In the new full-length trailer, Gru interviews to become a supervillain in the supergroup known as the Vicious 6 and hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them.

Together with Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please — deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.

Supported by some serious star-power, Carell leads an all-star cast featuring, as members of the Vicious 6, Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean Clawed, Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, Dolph Lundgren as Svengeance and Danny Trejo as Stronghold.

The film also stars Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, a Kung Fu fighting acupuncturist, the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and Oscar winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mum.

Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud.

The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda, who was the helm of Despicable Me 3 and Minions and will be co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets),

Minions: The Rise of Gru hits theatres June 18.

WATCH: The official trailer for Minions: The Rise of Gru.