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Minions sequel titled ‘The Rise of Gru’; set for 2020 release

The sequel to the 2015 animated blockbuster ‘Minions’ has been titled ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’. The studios revealed the title and also announced that the much-awaited film will hit the theatres worldwide on July 3, 2020, reported a website.

‘Minions’ is a prequel spin-off of the highly-successful ‘Despicable Me’ franchise that centres around Gru (Steve Carell), a reformed super-villain, his yellow-coloured Minions; his three adoptive daughters, Margo, Edith and Agnes, and his wife, Lucy Wil.

Universal and Illumination have set on a title for the sequel to their hit 2015 animated film Minions, itself a spinoff of the Despicable Me franchise. The latest film, now titled Minions: The Rise of Gru, had already set a July 3, 2020, release date.

The title suggests the plot could be an origin story of sorts involving Gru, the Steve Carell-voiced supervillian who has anchored the franchise since the start in 2010. Gru appeared as a young boy who eventually plays a big part in the machinations of Minions, which served as an origin story for the little yellow henchmen. No plot or casting details for the sequel have been confirmed yet.

Several tentpoles have staked their claims around the July 4 holiday frame in 2020, with Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick and Warner Bros’ In the Heights due out the week before. After Minions bows alongside Disney-Fox’s Ryan Reynolds-starrer Free Guy on July 3, new Ghostbusters and Purge movies come out July 10.

“The Rise of Gru” opens 6 months after “Star Wars:The Rise of Skywalker” Can Hollywood please stop overusing the words “rise(s)”, “return(s)”, and “dawn of” from movie titles.

Well in Minions case Rise is appropriate as it’s a prequel to Despicable Me.

This unique and profitable franchise is similar to SHREK where once the audience turns on it, there’s no going back. Hasn’t happened yet but I would walk away from the table now. Audiences eventually figure out when they’re being talked down to. It’s happened with Fox’s XMEN movies, and they still have two more to release.

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