Watch first trailer for ‘Despicable Me 3’

It's out in the summer of 2017

The first trailer for Despicable Me 3 has been posted online.

The clip, which you can watch below, sees the return of Gru and his minions for a third animated adventure. A spin-off Minions movie was released last year.

Steve Carell once again lends his voice to the supervillain-turned-anti-villain and his previously unseen long-lost brother, Dru, who is apparently very different from Gru.


Trey Parker, co-creator of South Park and the voice of Eric Cartman and Stan Marsh will provide the voice of the threequel’s main villain, a former child star called Balthazar Bratt who is “driven to supervillainy as a result of the abrupt cancellation of his TV series when he hit puberty”.

Gru’s new wife Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) will also return.

Minions director Kyle Balda has joined the directing team for this installment, alongside returning director Pierre Coffin and former character designer Eric Guillon in his directorial debut. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio are back as screenwriters.

‘Despicable Me 3’ will be released in US cinemas on June 30, 2017. A UK release date is still yet to be set.

Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 were huge box office hits in 2010 and 2013, but both were eclipsed by last year’s spin-off film Minions, which grossed over $1.159 billion (£820 million) worldwide to become the 11th highest-grossing film of all time.


It also overtook Toy Story 3 to become the second highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

Meanwhile, Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon are set to team up for a second time in a new film from director Alexander Payne, entitled Downsizing.

The pair starred in Ridley Scott’s epic sci-fi drama The Martian and the new film from Payne (Election) sees them again star alongside one another, for what’s been tipped as another adventure movie.

Downsizing follows a man from Omaha who rejects society and joins a bite-sized, microcosm community – where it’s residents are shrunk to a ‘tiny fraction of their size’. The film also stars Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Spectre) and Hong Chau.

It is also set to be released in 2017.