Despicable Me 3 is an upcoming 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series and a sequel to Despicable Me 2 (2013). Written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the film is being directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon. It is scheduled for release on June 30, 2017, by Universal Pictures.
Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s; and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru.
Steve Carell as Gru, the adoptive father of Margo, Edith, and Agnes, husband of Lucy, and the current boss of the Minions.
Carell will also voice Dru, Gru’s long-lost twin brother.
Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde, an Anti-Villain League agent, Gru’s wife and the girls’ new mother.
Trey Parker as Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain and former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s and bent on world domination.
Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, Gru and Lucy’s oldest adoptive daughter.
Dana Gaier as Edith, Gru and Lucy’s middle adoptive daughter.
Nev Scharrel as Agnes, Gru and Lucy’s youngest adoptive daughter.
Steve Burke, the NBCUniversal CEO, confirmed in September 2013, that a third film in the Despicable Me series is in development. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the writers of the first two films, will return to write the screenplay for also this film.
On April 13, 2016, Trey Parker, co-creator of South Park, was cast as the main antagonist for the film, Balthazar Bratt.
The film is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2017, by Universal Pictures.
The first official trailer for the film was released on December 14, 2016.