The Despicable Me franchise is a behemoth. Not only did the first two movies in the series absolutely kill it at the box office around the globe, but last year’s its first spin-off, Minions, managed to out-pace both of them and make over $1 billion. Thanks to this success, Despicable Me 3 was inevitable, and now the first details have been revealed – specifically that Steve Carell will be playing dual roles, and that South Park’s Trey Parker has been cast as the film’s new antagonist, Balthazar Bratt.
It was Universal Pictures’ turn to take the stage at Caesar’s Palace on Wednesday afternoon at CinemaCon – the annual convention in Las Vegas held for theater owners – and when Illumination Entertainment executive Chris Meledandri took the microphone, he delivered some key details about what fans can expect to see in Despicable Me 3. For starters, it was revealed that a key theme in the movie will be sibling rivalry, and this will come about thanks to the sudden emergence of Drew, the long-lost identical twin of Gru. Steve Carell will be voicing both of the brothers in the sequel, and they really do look exactly the same – with the exceptions being that Drew has a full head of blond hair, and dresses all in white instead of shades of grey.