“Despicable Me 4” will be released in theaters on July 3, 2024, according to an announcement by Universal Pictures and Illumination. All of the cast members from the animated, family-friendly series about the reformed super-villain, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Miranda Cosgrove, and Steve Coogan, and his army of yellow Minions will make a comeback for the next chapter. ‘Despicable Me’ director Chris Renaud, who helmed the previous two films in the series, also return for the fourth edition. Patrick Delage will be co-director, and the script will be penned by Mike White.
Chris Meledandri, the founder of Illumination, will also involve in the production process. The plot of the film has still been kept under wraps, but fans can anticipate lots of hilarious escapades from Gru (Carell), Lucy Wilde (Wiig), Margo (Cosgrove), Silas Ramsbottom (Coogan), and a slew of Minions, all of whom will be voiced by Christopher Coffin.
Before that, on June 30, 2023, Illumination and Universal will premiere an original animated feature about a family of ducks, named “Migration,” produced by Illumination and Universal. In the logline, “Migration” is described as a “modern-day comedy following a family of ducks who convince their over-protective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime as they attempt to migrate from New England, through New York City, and ultimately down to the Bahamas.” “Migration,” which will be produced by Meledandri, and will be directed by Benjamin Renner. White will write the screenplay. The second “Despicable Me” spinoff, “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” is the next project in the works for the studios.
It is scheduled to open in cinemas on July 1 after being pushed back by the COVID-19 epidemic for two years. The film depicts Gru’s early adventures, during which he strives to become a member of a supervillain team known as the Vicious 6. Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin are among the voice actors that will appear in the film, in addition to Carell and Coffin.