First “Despicable Me 4” Trailer Reveals Addition of Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, and More
Despicable Me 4 is adding a slew of superstars to voice brand new characters to bring the franchise back to the big screen in a major way.
Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Stephen Colbert, Chloe Fineman, and Joey King are all joining the voice cast in Universal and Illumination’s latest addition to their ongoing animated adventures with Gru and company. Ferrell plays one Gru’s (Steve Carrell) new nemesis, Maxime Le Mal, while Vergara plays his girlfriend, Valentina.
The full cast was revealed via a trailer during the AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens. Another new addition is newcomer Madison Poland, onboard playing one of Gru’s daughters. Returning stars include Pierre Coffin, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, and Steve Coogan.
Thanks to Maxime Le Mal’s shenanigans, Despicable Me 4 will find Gru going on the run. The film is directed by returning helmer Chris Renaud and co-director Patrick Delage, based on a script by Ken Daurio and Mike White.
This marks the sixth film in the installment, which began with 2015’s Minions and has become a box office juggernaut. In fact, the entire franchise is the most successful animated series in history by global ticket sales.
Check out the trailer below. Despicable Me 4 arrives in theaters on July 3:
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Featured image: A still image from DESPICABLE ME 4. Courtesy Universal Pictures and Illumination