Universal Pictures has dropped a laugh-out-loud Super Bowl LVIII trailer for the highly anticipated “Despicable Me 4,” narrated by none other than Jon Hamm. The star-studded trailer features unexpected AI glitches, cameos from comedy icons Will Ferrell and Steve Carell, and the mischievous antics of everyone’s favorite Minions.
Scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, “Despicable Me 4” promises another adventure-filled sequel in Universal’s beloved animation franchise. The trailer, which debuted on Sunday and will air on CBS before Reba McEntire’s performance of the National Anthem during the big game in Las Vegas, offers a sneak peek into the hilarious chaos that ensues when Gru (Carell) and his family welcome a new addition, Gru Jr., into their fold.
Narrated by Jon Hamm, the trailer humorously showcases the supposed wonders of modern technology, with AI-generated images ranging from women with extra limbs to friends indulging in spaghetti with gusto. However, it’s the unexpected glitches and quirks of AI that steal the show, including a Renaissance-inspired pose featuring Carell and Ferrell, with Carell sporting surprisingly muscular legs.
Behind these amusing visuals are the ever-mischievous Minions, adding their trademark chaos to the mix. Directed by Chris Renaud and Patrick Delage, “Despicable Me 4” features a star-studded voice cast, including Carell, Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Sofía Vergara, Miranda Cosgrove, Joey King, Stephen Colbert, Chloe Fineman, Pierre Coffin, and Steve Coogan.
Penned by Mike White and Ken Daurio, the creative minds behind previous Despicable Me films, the movie promises to deliver another round of family-friendly fun and adventure. Produced by Chris Meledandri and Brett Hoffman, “Despicable Me 4” follows in the footsteps of its successful predecessors, including 2017’s “Despicable Me 3” and the 2022 spinoff, “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”
With its star-studded cast, hilarious AI glitches, and the lovable Minions, “Despicable Me 4” is set to be a must-watch family-friendly movie of the summer, promising laughs and entertainment for audiences of all ages.