‘Minions 2’ gets locked in for 2020 as ‘Sing 2’ ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ set as well
The popular Despicable Me films fueled the launch of sequels and the spin-off Minions and now Illunination confirms the follow up film, now set for 2020.
Minions 2 was given the go-ahead fairly quickly after the success of the 2015 film, and the original announcement had the movie slated for release on July 10, 2018.
The original Minions showed the history of the minion race, as they always sought to work for the greatest evil forces in the world. The film mainly focused on everyone’s favorite minions – Stuart, Bob, and Kevin – as they learned from the wicked Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock).
Coming Soon noted that “Minions earned $1.159 billion globally in 2015 and is still 11th on the all-time worldwide blockbuster list. In the film, Minions have served (and accidentally eliminated) history’s most despicable villains. After their latest explosive mistake leaves them without an evil leader, the Minions fall into a deep depression. With the tribe on the brink of collapse, three unlikely heroes—Kevin, Stuart, and Bob—embark on a journey to find a new big boss. When their quest leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), our three heroes must face their biggest challenge yet: saving all of Minionkind… from annihilation.”
In addition to the new Minions sequel, the characters will also appear in this Summer’s Despicable Me 3.
The third movie in the trilogy will follow Steve Carell’s Gru and his Minions as they go to battle against the former child star, Balthazar Bratt, voiced by Trey Parker.
Despicable Me 3 is set to hit theaters on June 30, 2017.
The animation studio announced their next series of films: Minions 2 will arrive in theaters on Friday, July 3, 2020 and Sing 2 is coming on Friday, December 25, 2020. The Secret Life of Pets 2, meanwhile, has been pushed back from July 13, 2018 to Wednesday, July 3, 2019.