Every villain has a story, even the minions from the famed 3D computer-animated comedy film “Despicable Me“!
But of course, these yellow single-celled organisms aren’t all that despicable unless they manage to find themselves a despicable master to serve. They existed on Earth long before humans did, serving some of the greatest villains in the world from T-Rex to Napoleon to Dracula.
But did the minions serve them well? Well, let’s just say these villains didn’t live long enough to see the abomination.
Without villains, the minions will become “aimless and depressed”, which will lead to their extinction. Luckily though, one minion named Kevin volunteered himself to go on an expedition to search for their new evil villain. Together with Stuart the banana-obsessed minion and Bob the lovable little minion, the trio’s thrilling journey will eventually lead them to their next potential master at New York in the 60s.
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, “Minions” is a spin-off/prequel to “Despicable Me” and “Despicable Me 2” written by Brian Lynch. The Universal Pictures film is also executive produced by Chris Renaud and produced by Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.
Sandra Bullock joined cast to voice Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever female super-villain in the film while Jon Hamm is set to voice her husband, inventor Herb Overkill. The “Birdman” star Michael Keaton is set to voice an unspecified role in the film as well, alongside Allison Janney and Steve Coogan.
Watch the trailer here:
“Minions” is slated for release on 18th June 2015.