Minions are the cutest little yellow things since baby chickens. So, we get why you’re hyped for Minions: The Rise of Gru. And, if you want to know more about this new Minions movie, check out this handy guide, where we’ll cover:
- Minions Rise of Gru release date
- Minions Rise of Gru trailer
- Minions Rise of Gru plot
- Minions Rise of Gru cast
- Minions merchandise
Ready to kick this off? Great! (Gru-t?). OK, let’s do it!
Minions: The Rise of Gru release date UK
Minions Rise of Gru will release in the UK on 1 July.
Being a Friday, this bucks the rising trend of releasing new movies mid-week. So, it’ll be an old-school opening weekend, and this is already expected to be one of this year’s biggest movies.
Rise of Gru is another movie to have been hit by Covid-19 pushbacks. It was initially intended to be released on 3 July 2020. This was then pushed back a year to 2 July 2021. At last, we get it on 1 July 2022!
Minions: The Rise of Gru trailer
Check out the Minions Rise of Gru official trailer below:
Minions: The Rise of Gru plot
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
So, this new Minions movie is technically Minions 2. That means it’ll carry on from where the first Minions movie left off, which saw the Minions first meeting a young Gru.
It makes sense, then, that in this new movie we’ll see (spoilers) the rise of Gru, and how he and the Minions start to form their despicable alliance.
From the trailer we know that Gru is trying to join the Vicious 6 – a group of supervillains that he idolises. He needs to prove his evilness, since they don’t take him seriously.
He sees his opening when the group ejects Wild Knuckles, their leader. Using his dastardly ways, Gru outsmarts the group and steals a stone from them, kicking off a retaliation that sees Gru kidnapped, the Minions trying to learn martials arts to rescue him, and maybe even an unlikely alliance formed!
This new movie will have all of the awesome visuals and humour that fans of the Despicable Me franchise have come to love. In fact, Universal claimed that it’s loaded with Illumination’s subversive humour, pop-culture sophistication, full-hearted emotion, bold music sensibility, and over-the-top action.
Minions: The Rise of Gru cast
Credit: Universal/Illumination via Metacritic
Right off the bat, don’t worry, Steve Carell is back to voice the younger Gru that appears in this film. And, the Minions will be voiced, again, by Pierre Coffin, who is also the franchise director.
Other returning voice actors include Julie Andrews, who’ll once again voice Marlena, Gru’s mother. And, Gru’s awesome assistant, Dr. Nefario, will be reprised by Russell Brand.
But, thanks to the Vicious 6, we have some new vocal talent to look forward to. Get ready for this. We’ve got Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean Clawed, Dolph Lundgren as Svengeance, Danny Trejo as Stronghold, Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, and Alan Arkin as Wild Knuckles.
We’ll also get to meet a kung-fu master who practices acupuncture to get by. She’ll be played by Michelle Yeoh, who you’ll likely remember from Shang-Chi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, and like, a million other awesome martial arts movies.
Has all this talk of Gru's henchmen got you wanting some minions of your own? Well, you're in luck, We're got some awesome Minions merchandise on our site. Check out this selection, and be sure to visit our whole Minions collection!
MINIONS MILKSHAKE MAKER
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/minions-milkshake-maker
Make delicious, banana flavoured milkshakes at home with this Minions milkshake maker. It comes with 4 paper cups, 4 paper straws, a plastic cup, and banana flavoured syrup.
DESPICABLE ME MINIONS WAFFLE MAKER
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/minions-waffle-maker
Here’s another cool kitchen appliance. This Minions waffle maker shapes your waffles to look just like these mischievous little assistants.
DESPICABLE ME MINIONS LOGO DESK LIGHT
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/minions-logo-light
Do Minions brighten your days? Now they can brighten your nights as well! This light features the Minions logo and can be powered by either USB or batteries.
MINIONS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH T-SHIRT
Are you bananas for Minions? Then this t-shirt is it! This super cute Employee of the Month shirt is a brilliant idea for a serious fan.
DESPICABLE ME MINIONS 'MEDIEVAL MAYHEM' CHESS SET
Can you get as strategic as Gru? This Minions chess set has brilliantly sculpted pieces, all led by King Bob. It includes a cardboard, full-graphic board.
Main image credit: Universal/Illumination via Flickering Myth