Illumination’s Despicable Me 4 is Finally Arriving on the Cinemas, Who is the New Villain? Find Out



When a movie of the production house gets a blockbuster hit, there is no doubt that the company tries to squeeze the film throughout. We have seen how popular movie series are extended beyond the given plot because of their massive popularity. However, rare series of these franchise get financial success in the entertainment industry since most of them get flopped.

Star Wars is one of those movie series that was released years ago, but the franchise is still delivering powerful hits to the people. Despicable Me is another example of an illumination production company that released the movie in 2010. No one has ever thought that they would extend the film for a decade now.

The story of Gru and Minions left a deep impact in the hearts of the viewers. The beloved series has officially released its three-part back-to-back, and have loved every single part of the film.

Now Despicable Me has become a franchise which has a global impact after the continuous success of the film. The production company has announced the next part, where we will learn the life of Gru with her girlfriend. Continue reading the article so that you don’t miss anything.


Directed by Chris Renaud
Written by
  • Mike White
  • Ken Daurio
Produced by
  • Chris Meledandri
  • Brett Hoffman
  • Steve Carell
  • Kristen Wiig
  • Pierre Coffin
  • Joey King
  • Miranda Cosgrove
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Sofía Vergara
  • Steve Coogan
  • Chris Renaud
  • Madison Polan
  • Dana Gaier
  • Chloe Fineman
  • Will Ferrell
Edited by Tiffany Hillkurtz
Music by
  • Heitor Pereira (score)
  • Pharrell Williams (songs and themes)


Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • June 9, 2024 (Jazz at Lincoln Center)
  • July 3, 2024 (United States)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $9.4 million

Despicable Me 4 Release Date: When is it going to Premiere?

Despicable Me 4

Fans loved the storyline of the last film and appreciated all the details of the movie. Thankfully, it didn’t take much time for the production house to confirm the renewal status of the movie and break back the legacy of the minions and our super villain Gru.

You will be thanked to know that despicable me four will arrive in the US Cinemas on July 3. However, UK fans need to wait till July 12 to watch the animated movie in cinemas. Also the movie will be available on the streaming platform once it is officially released worldwide. Mark the date on the calendar so that you don’t miss anything.

Despicable Me 4 Cast: Who will be in it?

Don’t miss the list of the cast that is going to be there. Take a look and find out everything.

  • Steve Carell as Gru/Chet Cunningham
  • Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde/Blanche Cunningham
  • Will Ferrell as Maxime Le Mal
  • Joey King as Poppy Prescott,
  • Sofía Vergara as Valentina
  • Stephen Colbert as Perry Prescott
  • Chloe Fineman as Patsy Prescott
  • Miranda Cosgrove as Margo/Bree Cunningham
  • Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom
  • Pierre Coffin as the Minions
  • Dana Gaier as Edith/Blair Cunningham
  • Madison Polan as Agnes/Britney Cunningham

Additionally, the film’s director Chris Renaud has been cast in an undisclosed role.

Despicable Me 4 Storyline: What to Expect with the film?

Despicable Me 4

The official synopsis for the film states, “Following the 2022 summer blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, which earned almost $1 billion worldwide, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carrell) and Lucy (Oscar® nominee Kristen Wiig) and their girls —Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan)—welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad.

Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Emmy winner Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run.”

Also, the trailer for the animated movie is already released. Fans are already overwhelmed to watch the Minions again (Of course, the movie won’t be happening without them).

As the trailer starts, we can see that the series centers on a new threat for Gru. However, he is not alone because he got backed up by minions.

“The biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru and Lucy and their girls – Margo, Edith, and Agnes – welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr, who is intent on tormenting his dad,” it trailer reads.

“Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina, and the family is forced to go on the run.”

At the end of Despicable Me 3, Gru and Lucy were back in the Anti-Villain League, while their family expanded with the addition of Gru’s twin brother Dru was in charge of the Minions. We don’t know whether Dru is back in the new movie or not, but Carell told Digital Spy in 2022 that fans will watch Gru’s new and improved family.

“It’s a continuation of the story. Gru and Lucy are married [and] they’re a family at this point,” he explained.

“It’s the next step in their world with the Anti-Villain League and how their kids are included in the whole process.”

Despicable Me 4 Official Trailer

Here is the official trailer for the animated film.

Where to watch the Film?

If you are interested in watching the movie, then you can head to your nearest cinema and what’s the animation film there.

On the other hand, the official has not released any details on the streaming platform on which the movie is released. However, we are confident that the movie will be available on Netflix, Disney + and on Amazon prime video.

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Final Verdict

In February 2022, the franchisee confirmed the release of despicable me for. As of now, we have three movies of the despicable me franchisee, and two minions movies Released which have gathered the attention of world wide audiences. When Despicable Me Three and Minions was released last year, they had made over $1 billion at the box office worldwide. 

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