Universal has released the first trailer for their Despicable Me spinoff, Minions. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, the film features the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and of course, Steve Carell, who will be reprising the role of Gru.
Set to Queen’s Under Pressure, the trailer offers up a pretty good idea of what’s in store for us, and I think it’s safe to say that fans of the loveable yellow creatures will be very pleased with the origin story that the studio has cooked up for them.
Though not much footage is shown, Minions appears to be just as cute and adorable as you’d expect, with the same style of humor that was found throughout the Despicable Me series. Admittedly, it does just look like more of the same, but given how entertaining these guys are, I don’t think that should be much of a problem.
Minions will march into theatres on July 10th, 2015. Check out the new trailer above and plot summary below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.