Despicable Me 4: Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything You Need to Know

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By Black Widow

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.

Expected Plot:

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.