Steve Carell Photocall with the Mega Minions For Despicable Me 4

The star of Illumination’s Despicable Me 4, Steve Carell – the iconic voice of Gru – attended a photocall on London’s Southbank to celebrate the upcoming release in cinemas.

To celebrate Despicable Me 4, which unleashes the Mega Minions in UK cinemas on July 12, a unique and exciting experience for Londoners of all ages is running from 22nd June to 24th June on at Observation Point, Southbank. The Mega Minions have landed in London, and in their chaotic fashion, they’ve already made quite an entrance. From crashing their slushie truck to lasering the South Bank benches in half, in their excitement, these super-powered Minions are causing mayhem across the city. Don’t miss your chance for a photo with Mega Jerry, who has the power and shape of an indestructible boulder; Mega Dave who has super strength and Mega Mel who wields an unstoppable laser blast!

In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4.

Following the 2022 summer blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, which earned almost $1 billion worldwide, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell) and Lucy (Oscar nominee Kristen Wiig) and their girls —Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan)—welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad.

Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Emmy winner Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run.

The film features fresh new characters voiced by Joey King (Bullet Train), Emmy winner Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live). Pierre Coffin returns as the iconic voice of the Minions and Oscar® nominee Steve Coogan returns as Silas Ramsbottom.

Packed with non-stop action and filled with Illumination’s signature subversive humour, Despicable Me 4 is directed by a co-creator of the Minions, Oscar® nominee Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets), and is produced by Illumination’s visionary founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Brett Hoffman (executive producer, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Minions: The Rise of Gru). The film is co-directed by Patrick Delage (animation director Sing 2 and The Secret Life of Pets 2), and the screenplay is by the Emmy winning creator of White Lotus, Mike White, and the veteran writer of every Despicable Me film, Ken Daurio.