The Kidd here...
I'm grown quite fond of the first DESPICABLE ME film. It's become a staple of my son's, in his rotation of favorites - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and the TOY STORY Trilogy being the others. And the more he watches it, the more I see it, and the more I appreciate the spin on the villain story being told (much better than what MEGAMIND aimed to do). So I'm curious to see what Universal and Illumination Entertaiment have in store with moving this new franchise forward with DESPICABLE ME 2 set for next summer and then a Minions spin-off coming the following year.
From the looks of the new trailer for DESPICABLE ME 2, you'd think this was the Minions spin-off, but I get the feeling that Universal is ripping a page right out of Fox's playbook for their ICE AGE series, which says to take the most memorable character you've got (Scrat... or in this case, the Minions) and use them to gain awareness with your audience that another movie is coming. I think Universal's got that down pat here, so enjoy the Minions doing what Minions do...
DESPICABLE ME 2 opens in theatres on July 3, 2013.
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