Published On: Tue, Nov 4th, 2014

First trailer for ‘Minions’ reveals plot, set for 2015 release

Universal is attempting to cash in on the success of the Despicable Me franchise as those lovable Minions will now have their own film. Now the studio released the first trailer for the spin-off and fans get a

minions movie poster 2015What with the runaway success of Despicable Me and the even-funnier Despicable Me 2, it’s no surprise that the Minions are getting their own spin-off.

Universal reveal in the first trailer that their upcoming animated feature Minions, will be an origins story. Funny and witty, the tease points out how the banana loving creatures have a long and stories history attempting to serve a master – an evil master.

From T Rex to an Egyptian Pharoah to Dracula, there has always been an evil overload that the Minions have served and, according to the trailer, contributed to their demise.

The prequel to  2010’s Despicable Me and meeting Gru, Minions promises a ton of silly gags from these lovable creatures. The journey, led by Kevin, leads them to the first ever female supervillain (Sandra Bullock) but may lead to disaster for all Minions.

Check out the full synopsis below.

Minions will feature the voices of Michael Keaton, Sandra Bullock, Steve Coogan, Jon Hamm and Allison Janney. Hiroyuki Sanada as a “Sumo villain” and Pierre Coffin voicing Kevin, Bob and Stuart.

 Minions opens in theaters on July 10, 2015.

Despicable Me 3 is set to arrive on June 30, 2017.

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Official synopsis:


The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

Read more at http://collider.com/minions-trailer/#scqueVRCKD65FAHq.99

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