Universal Pictures has set the stage for a laugh-out-loud summer with the release of a side-splitting Super Bowl LVIII trailer for the highly anticipated “Despicable Me 4.” Narrated by the charismatic Jon Hamm, the star-studded trailer promises another uproarious adventure in Universal’s beloved animation franchise.
Scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, “Despicable Me 4” picks up where its predecessors left off, delivering a delightful blend of humor, heart, and mischief. The trailer, which debuted on Sunday and will air on CBS before Reba McEntire’s rendition of the National Anthem during the big game in Las Vegas, offers a sneak peek into the chaos that ensues when Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) and his family welcome a new addition, Gru Jr., into their fold.
Narrated with wit and charm by Hamm, the trailer showcases the wonders of modern technology with humorous AI-generated images, including unexpected glitches and quirks that steal the show. From Renaissance-inspired poses featuring Carell and comedy icon Will Ferrell to the trademark chaos of the ever-mischievous Minions, the trailer promises a hilarious rollercoaster ride for audiences of all ages.
Directed by Chris Renaud and Patrick Delage, “Despicable Me 4” boasts a star-studded voice cast, including Carell, Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Sofía Vergara, Miranda Cosgrove, and Joey King, among others. Penned by Mike White and Ken Daurio, the creative minds behind previous installments of the franchise, the film is set 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 blend of star power, hilarious AI glitches, and the lovable antics of the Minions, the film promises to be a must-watch summer blockbuster, offering laughs and entertainment for audiences worldwide.