“Minions: The Rise of Gru” is the new CG-animated sequel to “Minions” (2015) and the fifth entry overall in the “Despicable Me” franchise, directed by Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val, starring Steve Carell as ‘Gru’ and Pierre Coffin as the ‘Minions’, with Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews and Alan Arkin, opening theatrically July 1, 2022:
"...set in the 1970's, young 'Gru' is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain group known as the 'Vicious 6', Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. When the Vicious 6 fire their leader, legendary fighter 'Wild Knuckles', Gru interviews to become their newest member.
"It does not go well and things only get worse after Gru steals a precious stone from them with the help of 'Kevin', 'Stuart', 'Bob', Otto and the other 'Minions'. Gru suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil.
“On the run, Gru and the Minions will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends...."
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