Despicable Me 3 introduces disco-dancing new villain

South Park’s Trey Parker stars in the first Despicable Me 3 trailer

Despicable Me 3 is nearly upon us, and you know what that means: more Minions! Plus a decent animated film that you won’t mind too much about watching at the cinema with the kids.

This time around, there’s more eclectic casting choices, with Trey Parker (the co-creator of South Park, Team America, Book Of Mormon, BASEketball and other all-round examples of brilliance) taking on lead villain duties as Balthazar Bratt, a disco-dancing adversary with questionable fashion sense and former child actor who is “driven to supervillainy as a result of the abrupt cancelation of his TV series when he hit puberty.”

Add in Gru’s long-lost twin brother Dru, who is helpfully described as being “exactly like Gru except with hair, and also different in every way”, and it looks like Despicable Me 3 is sticking with its winning formula. Following on from the last film, Gru (Steve Carell) and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) are now working together as secret agents – although as the trailer show, Gru definitely hasn’t abandoned his supervillain tendencies completely. Good to see.

Our one quibble? There aren’t that many Minions in this trailer. Although we know full well that there will plenty of the adorable little yellow critters (if ‘critters’ is what you can classify them as, which it probably isn’t) in the finished film, so there’s always that.

Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Nev Scharrel will be returning to reprise their roles from the previous films, with Pierre Coffin (who also voices the Minions), Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon on directing duties and Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul penning the script.

Anyways, you can watch the first official trailer for Despicable Me 3 below:

Despicable Me 3 will be released in cinemas on 30 June 2017. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.