‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’: Release Date, Trailer, Cast, & Everything We Know So Far - The Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer

In their most-anticipated animated sequel, the million-year-old Minions return. Minions: The Rise of Gru, or Minions 2, will feature the yellow monsters learning to work for a young Gru.

This prequel features retro art, disco music, and bright outfits from the early 1970s. Gru, 12, loves supervillain trio The Vicious 6.

Illumination, the production company of the movie, released the official trailer on February 5, 2020, after releasing a teaser a few days earlier.

The release date of Minions 2 went through a lot of delays. The prequel to Despicable Me and sequel to Minions, Minions: The Rise of Gru was announced in 2017.And now, finally, the prequel is scheduled to release on July 1, 2022, in theaters across the United State

Led by a tween Gru and the whole gang of Minions, the upcoming movie will see a host of new faces. Here are all the major characters that you will see in Minions: The Rise of Gru:

Minions: The Rise of Gru began filming in July 2017 and got its title in 2019. After the COVID-19 epidemic closed Illumination Mac Guff in 2020, the movie was apparently completed remotely.

Minions: The Rise of Gru is the origin story of Gru and a prequel to the Minions movie of 2015, which showed the journey of the Minions from the beginning of time.

The Rise of Gru continues where Minions left off. In the 1970s, 12-year-old Gru, unlike how we know him now, wants to be the world's greatest supervillain.

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