So what do you do when the Despicable Me franchise gets surpassed by its spinoff, Minions? You got out of your way to combine the two, and that’s what we’re getting with Minions: The Rise of Gru. Those adorable/annoying little yellow sidekicks are back, meaning the memes will be coming in hot and fast, and they’ll pretty much be unavoidable for a while.
The first Minions earned a franchise-high $1.1B worldwide (!!!) showing the power of this brand. It established that the Minions have existed all throughout human history, serving the most evil person they could find. Eventually, they met up with a young Gru (originally voiced by Steve Carell), and that’s what this latest movie will center on. Of course, we all know that Gru will eventually shed his supervillain tendencies, but we’re not quite there yet.
Minions: The Rise of Gru opens July 3rd. A full trailer arrives on Wednesday!