‘South Park’ Creator Trey Parker Joins ‘Despicable Me 3’
When you’ve five Emmys, four Tonys, one Grammy and was one Phil Collins song away from an Oscar that would’ve made you one of only 13 people to have an EGOT, what else is left to do? For South Park creator Trey Parker, you voice the bad guy in Despicable Me 3.
Despite being famous primarily for voicing the majority of the characters in South Park over the past 19 years, Parker has never voice any other animated characters outside of his own creations. Why Parker suddenly felt the urge to voice a character in a Hollywood animated movie remains unclear, but maybe the better question is, why not?
In the film, Parker will star as Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s. According to the synopsis, “he proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.” How does a former child star become the most formidable nemesis to one of the world’s most diabolical villains? Time will only tell.
Also returning for the film are Gru’s adopted daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes and his new wife Lucy, played by Kristen Wiig. The film, once again produced by star Steve Carell, will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda.
If a Despicable Me 3 is not enough Minions news for you, a new Minions short “Mower Minions” (which appears to be about Minions who take up landscaping work) will be in theaters attached to Universal’s upcoming animated film The Secret Life of Pets.
Despicable Me 3 opens in theaters on June 30, 2017.