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Minions: The Rise of Gru: Release Date, Cast, Plot and Everything We Know So Far


The mischievous Minions, who have been around for a million years, are back in their long-awaited animated sequel. Minions: The Rise of Gru, also known as Minions 2, will be a crazy and funny adventure about how the cute little yellow creatures learn to work for a young Gru. Minions: The Rise of Gru is the fifth movie in the Despicable Me series. It is a spin-off prequel to the 2015 movie Minions.

So get ready to go on a crazy and colorful mission with Kevin, Stuart, Bob, Otto, and the young Gru. Check out this guide to learn everything you need to know about the Minions: The Rise of Gru, including the release date, plot, trailer, cast, characters, and everything else we know so far.


  • Steve Carell as Gru (voice)
  • Pierre Coffin as Kevin / Stuart / Bob / Minions (voice)
  • Taraji P. Henson as Belle Bottom (voice)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean Clawed (voice)
  • Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow
  • Dolph Lundgren as Svengeance (voice)
  • Lucy Lawless as Nunchuk

Minions: The Rise of Gru Release Date?

There were a lot of changes to when Minions 2 would come out. Minions: The Rise of Gru, which comes after Minions and comes before Despicable Me, was announced in 2017. The fifth movie in the franchise was supposed to come out in July 2020 as a summer movie. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the production company was closed at the time. The movie won’t come out until July 2, 2021. The prequel is finally set to come out in theatres across the United States on July 1, 2022. Let’s hope it gets there this time.

Who Is Directing Minions: The Rise of Gru?

Kyle Balda, who also directed Despicable Me 3 and Minions, is the director of the film Minions: The Rise of Gru. Co-directors Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets franchise) also contributed to the film’s direction. Authors Brian Lynch (Puss in Boots, Minions) and Matthew Fogel are responsible for penning it. Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, and Chris Renaud are the people that are in charge of producing it.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Trailer

After releasing a teaser, Illumination released the official trailer on February 5, 2020. The action-packed trailer shows young Gru with enormous goals. He wants to be a supervillain, so he visits The Vicious 6 and steals a rare stone from them to prove himself.

Gru learns that Otto, the newest Minion, lost the stone. Gru is furious and determined to regain his villain status, but he pokes the incorrect bear. Minions: The Rise of Gru’s trailer promises iconic humor, throwback visuals, and over-the-top action sequences.

What Is Minions: The Rise of Gru’s Plot?

In Minions: The Rise of Gru, the story will pick up where Minions left off. It’s sometime in the 1970s, and Gru, who we usually think of as an adult, is only 12 years old. He wants to be the best supervillain in the world, which is the opposite of how we usually think of him.

He goes to meet The Vicious 6, a well-known group of bad guys because he wants to join them. Gru steals a valuable stone with the help of his Minions to prove himself to this group. But it’s not as easy as he thought to become a bad guy.

Soon, Gru realizes that he has made himself an enemy of the evilest person he can think of, so he and his fearless followers, the Minions, go on the run. To save himself, he ends up asking for help from the most unlikely person: Wild Knuckles, the former leader of The Vicious 6, whom Gru wanted to replace. Gru will go on a mission to get what he wants, no matter what it costs, with his loyal group of ancient yellow creatures.


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