About half of the footage in this new Minions trailer is material we’ve already seen before, but stick with it. At around the two-minute mark the piece dives into Scarlet Overkill’s (Sandra Bullock) mission to steal Queen Elizabeth’s crown and takes Kevin, Stuart and Bob to London where the trio take part in some pretty amusing antics.
The Despicable Me movies are both solid films, but the reason they’ve had such a lasting effect is definitely the minions. Even though I’ve got a serious soft spot for the little yellow guys, I wasn’t quite sure they could sustain their own feature film, but considering I’ve now gotten in the habit of watching and re-watching these promos, I suspect Minions could be a big winner.
Check out the new Minions trailer below. The film opens in 3D on July 10th, and also features the voices of Jon Hamm, Allison Janney, Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan.
Here’s the official synopsis for Minions:
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.