WATCH: ‘Despicable Me 3’ trailer hints villain addicted to ’80s
The trailer of the third franchise of “Despicable Me” has been dropped online, and the film’s peppy narrative reveals that a new villain is coming to town.
In the movie, Felonius Gru (Steve Carell) has to brace his senses to man up and take on Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a scoundrel character inspired by musicians Prince and Michael Jackson. Bratt, donned in a purple jumpsuit and enormous shoulder pads, wiggles and moonwalks to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” in the film.
As a former child star whose show got called off, Bratt utilizes his groovy ’80s dance movies and “special” bubble gum to ditch security forces and heist a precious gemstone. In response, Gru and his wife, Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), set out on a journey to counter Bratt’s plans.
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Carell also voices Gru’s twin brother, Dru. The beloved minions disguise as DJs who sizzle the beach while their boss defeats Bratt in an ’80s dance-off.
The film comes after the victorious release of “Despicable Me” and “Despicable Me 2” in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Variety reported that a spin-off of the lovable series, “Minions,” triumphed in 2015 with US$1.2 billion (P59.8 billion) in global revenues.
“Despicable Me 3,” directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, will debut in global theaters on June 30, 2017. Gianna Francesca Catolico
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