The first trailer for “Despicable Me 4” dropped recently and outlined a family-centered storyline in which Gru, his wife, his three adopted daughters, and his new son Gru Jr. get up to some despicable shenanigans together. Here’s the official synopsis:
Gru, Lucy, Margo, Edith, and Agnes welcome a new member to the family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal and his girlfriend Valentina, and the family is forced to go on the run.
The Super Bowl spot’s “comic royalty” image of two fancy boys sitting for an intimate portrait features AI-generated (or possibly human-generated and then Photoshopped to add AI quirks) versions of Steve Carell, who returns once again to voice former supervillain Felonious Gru, and Will Ferrell, who joins the cast in “Despicable Me 4” as Maxime de Mal, the escaped supervillain with a grudge.
Will the Gru family save the day before the robot apocalypse? Let’s hope so, or we’ve only got a few months left before the machines take over. “Despicable Me 4” lands in theaters on July 3, 2024.