With their new animated comedy Sing on the way later this month, Illumination Entertainment has just released a sneak peek at Despicable Me 3, the sequel bringing back Steve Carell as the dastardly but charming villain Gru.
The first Despicable Me 3 trailer has arrived, introducing us to Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s. Described as Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date, this guy looks like he belongs in another decade, with a mullet, a Rubik’s Cube as a weapon, and a powerful keytar.
Perhaps the most fun thing about this villain, at least for adults, is that he’s voiced by South Park creator and voice talent Trey Parker.
See him in action in the Despicable Me 3 trailer after the jump.
In addition to Trey Parker, the Despicable Me 3 voice cast features the return of Kristen Wiig as Lucy, as well as the adorable little girls Margo, Edith, Agnes.
While the Despicable Me movies are certainly Illumination Entertainment’s greatest achievement to date, I haven’t fallen in love with the franchise.
Personally, I’m excited to see what it’s like to have Trey Parker do something as a voice actor that’s strictly geared towards kids.
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, Despicable Me 3 will be released in theaters next summer on June 30, 2017.