Watch: Minions: The Rise of Gru 'Moments Worth Paying For' video
After being delayed by the pandemic, Minions: The Rise of Gru will finally hit cinemas this summer. To celebrate the return of those hilarious yellow critters to the big screen, we're thrilled to share a brand new look at the animated sequel, courtesy of the Industry Trust.
This is a never before seen tease for the new Minions movie; jam-packed with Minion mayhem, chaotic shenanigans and complete and utter mischievousness, which encourages fans to watch the movie in the cinema.
The exclusive clip was created as part of Industry Trust’s Moments Worth Paying For campaign ahead of the movie's release across the UK and Ireland in cinemas on 1 July, 2022.
The sequel to 2015's Minions — and the fifth film in the Despicable Me series — is the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled.
Long before he becomes the master of evil we first met in 2010's Despicable Me, Gru (Oscar-nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.
It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto — a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please — this unexpected family joins forces.
Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.
Minions: The Rise of Gru stars a thrilling new cast, including, the villainous Vicious 6: Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, whose chain belt doubles as a lethal disco-ball mace; Jean-Claude Van Damme as the nihilistic Jean Clawed, who’s armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, whose traditional nun’s habit hides her deadly nun-chucks; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skate champion Svengeance, who dispenses his enemies with spin kicks from his spiked skates; and Danny Trejo as Stronghold, whose giant iron hands are both a menace to others and a burden to him.
The film also stars Russell Brand as Young Dr. Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad kung fu skills, and Oscar-winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mum.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is in cinemas from 1 July, 2022.
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