Despicable Me 2
|Despicable Me 2|
Theatrical release poster featuring Gru and 10,400 Minions
|Directed by||Pierre Coffin
|Produced by||Chris Meledandri
|Screenplay by||Cinco Paul
|Music by||Pharrell Williams
|Editing by||Gregory Perler|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Despicable Me 2 is an upcoming 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film and the sequel to the 2010 animated film Despicable Me. Produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures, it will be directed again by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Steve Carell, Russell Brand, and Miranda Cosgrove will reprise their roles. Kristen Wiig, who played Miss Hattie in the first film, will this time be voicing agent Lucy Wilde. New cast members include Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo and Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom, head of the Anti-Villain League. The film is scheduled to be released on July 3, 2013. A spin-off film Minions, focusing mainly on the Gru's yellow henchmen before they have met, is set to be released on December 19, 2014.
Gru (Steve Carrell) is no longer a villain, since saving his three adopted daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) from Vector in the first film (Despicable Me). But his calm and unexciting new life takes an unexpected turn when he is recruited by Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) and Silas Ramsbottom (Steve Coogan) and is taken to the headquarters of the Anti-Villain League, a society dedicated to fighting crime on a global scale. There he discovers that there is a new villain called Eduardo (Benjamin Bratt) on the loose and because Gru was once a villain himself and knows how they think, Silas (who is the League's head), wants Gru to help them fight Eduardo. With the help of Gru's assistant, Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand), his minions, and Margo, Edith, and Agnes, Gru must save the world (again).
- Steve Carell as Gru
- Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, Gru's elderly, hearing impaired gadget man and good friend.
- Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde, an Anti-Villain League agent and Gru's love interest. Wiig also played Miss Hattie in the first film.
- Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, the oldest of the three girls and the most reasonable.
- Dana Gaier as Edith, the middle child
- Elsie Fisher as Agnes, the youngest child
- Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo, a villain. Al Pacino was originally cast in the role, but left the film due to creative differences.
- Moisés Arias as Antonio
- Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom, the head of the Anti-Villain League
- Ken Jeong as TBA
Chris Meledandri said in July 2010 that a sequel is in the works. It is tentatively scheduled for release on July 3, 2013. Miranda Cosgrove stated on her official Facebook and Twitter page on October 14, 2011 that she had recorded her first lines, while Meledandri confirmed in February 2012 that they started animating the film.
In February 2012, it was reported that Al Pacino had joined the cast to voice the villain, Eduardo. In April 2012, it was confirmed that Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher are returning to reprise their roles. Kristen Wiig, on the other hand, who voiced Miss Hattie in the original film, will voice Lucy Wilde, an agent of the Anti-Villain League (AVL) who recruits Gru to track and take a tough, Mexican villain named Eduardo. Steve Coogan has also joined the cast as Silas Ramsbottom, the head of the Anti- Villain League. On May 3, 2013, just two months before the film's release, it was announced that Al Pacino had left the film over creative differences, with Benjamin Bratt stepping in to voice Eduardo.
Despicable Me 2 will premiere on June 12, 2013, as a special screening at the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and will be theatrically released in the United States on July 3, 2013. The film will be digitally re-mastered into IMAX 3D format and released in select international IMAX theatres.
On March 1, 2012, an early teaser trailer was released on iTunes Movie Trailers and featured the minions singing a spoof of "Barbara Ann" by The Beach Boys. The trailer was also attached to The Lorax, also by Illumination Entertainment, which went into theaters on March 2, 2012. A second trailer was released on October 31, 2012. It featured the Minions investigating strange noises, to the sound of the theme song of the Halloween horror series, before being abducted by a mysterious force. A third trailer was released on March 19, 2013.
|Despicable Me 2|
|Film score by Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams|
|Released||June 18, 2013|
|Label||Back Lot Music|
|Heitor Pereira film scores chronology|
Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack of the film. Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams composed the original music for the film, which will be released on June 18, 2013 by Back Lot Music.
Track listing 
|1.||"Scream" (performed by Pharrell Williams featuring Cee Lo Green)|
|2.||"Another Irish Drinking Song" (performed by The Minions)|
|3.||"Just A Cloud Away" (performed by Pharrell Williams)|
|4.||"Happy" (performed by Pharrell Williams)|
|5.||"I Swear" (performed by The Minions)|
|6.||"Y.M.C.A." (performed by The Minions)|
|7.||"Fun, Fun, Fun" (performed by Pharrell Williams)|
|8.||"Despicable Me" (performed by Pharrell Williams)|
|10.||"The Fairy Party"|
|11.||"Lucy And The Avl"|
|13.||"Time For Bed"|
|15.||"Stalking Floyd Eaglesan"|
|16.||"Moving To Australia"|
|17.||"Going To Save The World"|
|20.||"Take Her Home"|
|21.||"El Macho’s Lair"|
|23.||"The Big Battle"|
|24.||"Ba Do Bleep" (performed by The Minions)|
A spin-off feature film titled Minions, featuring the Minions as the main characters, is scheduled to be released on December 19, 2014. Written by Brian Lynch, it will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healey. The film, set in the 1960s, will focus on the Minions before they have met Gru, where they compete for the right to become henchmen of an ambitious villain, Scarlet Overkill.
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