Despicable Me 4: everything we know so far from the cast to the story and the characters

Who could possibly resist another instalment in the Despicable Me franchise? The blockbusting family series is back this summer with Despicable Me 4 and it's time to round up your own Minions and prepare for a summer visit to Cineworld.

Here's what we know so far.

What is the story of Despicable Me 4?

Despicable Me 4 reunites us with the world's greatest villain turned world's greatest dad turned Anti-Villain League agent Gru (Steve Carell). He teams with his wife and fellow Anti-Villain League. agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig), their three adopted girls —Margo (Cosgrove), Edith (Gaier) and Agnes (Polan)— and an important new addition to the family to take down a nefarious new villain.

Do Gru and Lucy now have a child?

Yes, as confirmed by the synopsis and the brand new trailer (see below), Gru and Lucy's infant son Gru Jr. is a valuable new addition to the Despicable Me team.

Does Silas Ramsbottom return?

Yes, Steve Coogan's amusingly snooty spy chief is back, and we're already primed to say 'bottom' in the Minions voice all over again. Speaking of which...

Are the Minions in Despicable Me 4?

Of course they are. One cannot have a Despicable Me movie without the Minions. Slapstick interludes this time include vending machines and popcorn making gone wrong.

Who are the new villains in Despicable Me 4?

They would be escaped criminal Maxime Le Mal (voiced by Carell's regular co-star Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Sofia Vergara)

Is there a honey badger in Despicable Me 4?

There's a question we've never heard before and the answer is, obviously, yes. Scroll down to see how the world's hardest mammal (seriously, look it up) makes its Despicable Me debut.

When is Despicable Me 4 released?

Despicable Me 4 is released on July 3rd, 2024.

Is there a new Despicable Me 4 trailer?

Yes, there is and it's available for you to watch below.


Where can we find out more about 2024 family movie releases?

Click the link below to discover all the family movies being released in 2024.


Will we be able to combine Despicable Me 4 with Cineworld's new Family Ticket?

Yes, our Family Ticket allows adults and kids to be more childish together. Click the following link to find out more.