Despicable Me 3: ’80s Obsessed Villain but where are our Minions???

Wow, time really does fly. Can you believe it’s already been 7 years since the first Despicable Me movie was released?? Despicable Me was released in 2010 followed by Despicable Me 2 in 2013. The minions who were featured in both movies got their own movie in 2015 that served as prequel to the Despicable Me series. And now, finally, our wait for Despicable Me 3 is over.

Despicable Me 3

It is an upcoming 3D computer-animated film produced and presented by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Despicable Me 3 is the third movie of the Despicable Me series. It is designed as Despicable M3.

The trailer and poster of Despicable Me 3 were released on 14th December, 2016.

Here is the trailer:

Below is the Official Poster.

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The official synopsis from Universal Pictures is:

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.
Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.


The Despicable Me 3 trailer opens with Gru and Lucy in Gru’s villainous automobile. After the despicable act of Gru, the trailer introduces the new villain of the movie, Balthazar Bratt, clad in purple suit with shoulder padding and moonwalks to Michael Jackson’s song “Bad”. There is no doubt that Gru, Lucy and the minion will be teaming up against the funky villain.

In the trailer, Balthazar Bratt is seen in his purple suit with the shoulder paddings and great crazy hairstyle, moonwalking on the ocean and getting on the ship for a heist. At the same time, Anti-Villain League is monitoring the ship and they spot Bratt. They suspect what they are seeing to be a monster until Ramsbottom recognizes the villain wearing shoulder pads.

Taking the orders from AVL headquarters, Gru and Lucy (Grucy) team up for a mission to take down Bratt. Bratt invites Gru to dance fight, Gru punches Bratt and fun times begin. The trailer ends with the 2 minions DJing at the beach party.

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Gru, a loving father of 3 girls: Margo, Edith & Agnes and dear husband of Lucy is living a normal life as agent and consultant for Anti-Villain League until his most formidable nemesis appears.

Balthazar Bratt is a former ‘80s child star whose show got cancelled before he hit puberty. He is so angry at the world that mocked him and now he has decided to dominate the world.

When Gru is up against Bratt, he encounters his long lost identical twin brother Drew/Dru and gets into sibling rivalry. Drew/Dru looks exactly the same as Gru except his full blond hair and white outfit. The movie revolves around their sibling rivalry.

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Girls replaced Gru’s gun with their water gun


Gru: Former villain, now Anti-Villain League Agent, Adoptive father of Margo, Edith and Agnes, Husband of Lucy

Lucy: Anti-villain Agent, Wife of Gru, Adoptive mother of Margo, Edith and Agnes

Balthazar Bratt: ‘80s child star and now super villain

Margo: Gru and Lucy’s oldest adoptive daughter

Edith: Gru and Lucy’s middle adoptive daughter

Agnes: Gru and Lucy’s youngest adoptive daughter

Silas Ramsbottom: Director of Anti-Villain League

Drew/Dru: Long-lost identical twin brother of Gru

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Gru takes Diamond from Bratt

Cast & Crew

CastSteve Carell (Gru) & (Drew/Dru)

Kristen Wigg (Lucy)

Trey Parker (Balthazar Bratt)

Miranda Cosgrove (Margo)

Dana Galer (Edith)

Nev Scharrel (Agnes)

Steve Coogan (Silas Ramsbottom), Jenny Slate (TBA)

Julie Andrews (Marlena)

DirectorPierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
Co-DirectorEric Guillon
WriterCinco Paul & Ken Daurio
ProducerChris Meledandri & Janet Healy
Executive ProducerChris Renaud


Where are all the Minions?

Seriously? Not more than couple seconds in the trailer for minions? Where are our minions? We all know that minions had played vital role for the success of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. But they are nowhere to be seen in the trailer except for the couple minutes in the beach party in the end of the trailer. That too, just TWO minions are seen singing happy birthday in the DJ booth at what it seem to be a beach party. And again, where are the rest??

Of course, it has created a stir amongst the minions’ fans. We love Gru and his daughters and other characters are just fine but we love minions more. And they don’t seem to be anywhere in the trailer, not around their boss, Gru. Where are they?

Not just minions, but three daughters of Gru are also not in the trailer. Like minions, these girls were also the reason why we enjoyed both Despicable Me movies and love Gru. As their names are included in the cast list, we can be hopeful that we get to see them in the full movie. But couldn’t they have made the trailer 30 seconds longer and included both minions and girls?

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Tribute to ‘80s

Director of Anti-Villain League, Silas Ramsbottom, in the trailer says, “Only one villain whose fashion sense is quite dainty: Balthazar Bratt.” AVL spots Bratt when he is sliding up on the ship for a diamond heist. We can see Bratt in funky purple suit with shoulder pads and crazy hairstyle. He dances a lot and uses Rubik’s Cube as his weapon. Of course he is obsessed with ‘80s style. Bratt is a former child star in ‘80s whose show got cancelled and now he’s here to dominate the world. So, we can say that introducing this new villain in the movie, the movie is paying tribute to ‘80s.

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Balthazar Bratt is the new villain

Movie Trivia

  • Despicable Me 3 may be the last film of Steve Carell as the voice of Gru.
  • Nev Scharrel replaced Elsie Fisher as the voice of Agnes.
  • This is the first movie of Trey Parker that is targeted to children.
  • First widescreen movie of Illumination Entertainment that is produced in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
  • Alan Tudyk was up for the role of Balthazar Bratt.
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Long lost identical twin brother of Gru, Dru

The movie is the fourth in the multi-billion-dollar Despicable Me franchise, which is set to be released in theaters on 30th June, 2017.

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Only minions seen in the trailer

We would like to wrap this post with another happy note. Minions 2 is coming. Yes, it is scheduled for 2020. And we can be hopeful for the mini-movies in between Despicable Me 3 and Minions 2.

Update (March 15, 2017)

The second official trailer for the movie has just been released.

We can see more of three girls and minions in this than the first trailer. The critiques from the fans for first trailer might have done the job. Also, Gru’s twin brother Dru is introduced in this trailer. Damn, his hair! The villainism runs in the Gru family. And the minions appear to be naughty and funny as ever. After watching this trailer, we can expect the movie to be fun as its prequels.

Update (May 25, 2017)

Illumination released the third official trailer for the movie on 24th May 2017.

With the third trailer a new minion can be spotted, Mel. He seems to be the boss of the minions. Mel has the unique hairstyle than the rest of the minions that we’ve seen so far. Minions are looking more badass than ever. Just look at them in their prison outfit. And the movie looks more fun than ever.

Here’s another official poster of Despicable Me 3:

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