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'Minions' sequel titled 'The Rise of Gru'; set for 2020 release

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

The sequel to the 2015 animated blockbuster "Minions" has been titled "Minions: The Rise of Gru".

and revealed the title and also announced that the much-awaited film will hit the theatres worldwide on July 3, 2020, reported Deadline.

"Minions" is a prequel spin-off of the highly-successful "Despicable Me" franchise that centres around (Steve Carell), a reformed super-villain, his yellow-coloured Minions; his three adoptive daughters, Margo, and Agnes, and his wife,

At the end of the 2015 film, the makers had introduced a younger version of and now going by the title of the new feature, the story is expected to focus on the character's formative years and his relationship with the

No plot or casting details for the sequel have been confirmed yet by the studio as yet.

The franchise, including "Minions", have amassed over USD 3.7 billion at the global box office.

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First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 15:31 IST