The much-awaited Despicable Me 4 from Illumination Entertainment is slated to hit theaters in 2024, marking a return to the beloved franchise. Here’s a comprehensive look at what to expect from the upcoming sequel.
Release Date and Franchise Legacy:
Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 4 is set to grace the big screen on July 3, 2024, after a seven-year gap since the previous mainline installment.
The franchise’s enduring popularity is evident from its impressive track record, amassing over $4.4 billion in global box office earnings across three main movies and two Minions spin-offs.
As the highest-grossing animated franchise to date, Despicable Me continues to captivate audiences.
Returning Characters and Cast: The film reunites fan-favorite characters, including:
Steve Carell as Gru:
The reformed supervillain turned father of three daughters.
Kirsten Wiig as Lucy Wilde:
Gru’s wife, an Anti-Villain League agent captures his heart.
Miranda Cosgrove as Margo:
The responsible eldest daughter.
Dana Gaier (Rumored) as Edith:
The mischievous middle child.
Nev Scharrel (Rumored) as Agnes:
The adorable youngest daughter.
Pierre Coffin as The Minions:
The iconic banana-yellow helpers are known for their antics.
Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom:
The former director of the Anti-Villain League.
Although specific plot details are under wraps, star Steve Carell teased that the story would explore the family’s dynamics as Gru and Lucy’s children are integrated into the Anti-Villain League’s operations.
With potential hints of Gru’s daughters becoming AVL agents, the film could involve a world-threatening supervillain plot, necessitating the family’s heroic intervention.
Streaming and Availability:
Despicable Me 4 is anticipated to receive a global theatrical release, consistent with the franchise’s tradition.
After its cinematic run, the film will likely be accessible through on-demand platforms like Apple, Google, and Amazon.
Moreover, given Illumination Entertainment’s partnership with NBCUniversal’s Peacock app, the movie may eventually find its way onto the streaming service.
Trailer and Future:
Although a trailer hasn’t been released yet, it’s expected to arrive soon, possibly attached to Illumination’s upcoming film Migration, scheduled for December 2023.
With four mainline films, two Minions spin-offs, and a rich universe, the Despicable Me franchise continues to thrive, with Despicable Me 4 poised to keep audiences entertained when it lands on the silver screen on July 3, 2024.