Despicable Me’s Minions have been on this planet far longer than humans, according to the first trailer for the Minions spin off.
We are treated to the back story of the Minions; their purpose is to serve the biggest, baddest villain they can. And while they’ve been able to find villains to serve over the years, it’s been more of a struggle to keep them around. A quest brings three Minions to New York in 1968…and we’re sure that all kinds of hijinks follow.
The Minions have typically been used as a source of comic relief – perhaps to distract us from the fact that we’ve been rooting for a criminal mastermind – and the formula of ‘less is more’ has worked. It will be interesting to see if the Minions can sustain a film of their own. They’re certainly as adorable as ever and slapstick humour is thin on the ground, so perhaps the Minions can be the Three Stooges for a new generation.
Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm lend their voices to Minions, which will arrive in cinemas on June 26th, 2015.