Academy Award winner and Spanish heartthrob Javier Bardem is in talks to voice the character El Macho in Despicable Me 2. Few details are known about the character except that he will be the villain, will have a son named Machito, and presumably, he’ll be hilariously evil.
Bardem‘s voice will be perfect for a Spanish villain, considering the fact that he plays a flawless bad guy (i.e. No Country For Old Men) and his accent is appropriately Spanish. Hopefully Bardem’s El Macho will be as funny as Jason Segel‘s Vector, the original antagonist.
In the first film, Steve Carell does the voice of Gru, a cliche villain who is just trying to find himself in the bad guy world, when he ends up opening his heart for three orphaned girls.
One can only assume that most of the main characters from the first film will be in the second, putting Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, and a trough of other comedians in Despicable Me 2.
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