“Despicable Me” is back for a second sequel with Felonious Gru’s twin brother, Dru. Both voiced by actor Steve Carell, the upcoming film reunites the feisty siblings.
“I admire how we touch on sibling rivalries and what you find out about yourself through your own biological connections with people,” Carell admitted to Entertainment Weekly.
The 54-year-old actor stated that he felt excited to know Gru’s next journey. Therefore, when he played Dru again for “Despicable Me 3,” he had a lot of fun.
The untimely get together happens all because of Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former child star in the 1980s who grew up to become a master thief.
Gru joins his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) in the Anti-Villain League as special agents. When Bratt makes his pink diamond heist in a full-guarded ship, the husband-and-wife duo try to stop him. However, the manhunt fails, which led the League to fire them both.
Knowing that their adoptive parents are jobless, the young girls — Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Nev Scharrel) — find a way to assist them.
However, things change when a messenger visits their home with some news from Gru’s long-lost brother. Along with his minions, wife, and children, Gru meets Dru. Apart from their cravings for villainous doings, the brothers are different from each other.
“Whereas I see Gru as being pretty cynical, a little bit of a grump, darker, more cynical, and more sarcastic, Dru is ebullient and happy and earnest and joyful at all times, so I tried to target a lighter voice and an upbeat delivery,” said the voice actor.
Carell asserted that finding the similarities and unlikeness of the two characters challenged him.
“They needed familial similarities in their accents but be distinctive enough that clearly they were very different upbringings,” he explained.
Gru wants revenge while Dru enjoys heist. Hence, the two team up to take down Bratt and bring back the precious stone. Will they succeed?
“Despicable Me 3” will premiere in theaters on June 30.