Photo: Disclosure / Illumination Entertainment
Last Thursday, March 19, The Hollywood Times reported that Illumination Entertainment is postponing the debut of Minions 2: The Origin of Gru.
The decision was made in the face of preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic, which led the company to close its doors and freeze the production of its films to ensure the safety of its staff.
Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination, launches the press release:
“In response to the seriousness of the situation in France, we are temporarily closing our Illumination Mac Guff studio in Paris. With this decision, we are complying with the French government’s guidelines and doing everything possible to slow the spread of the virus as we take care of our artists This means that we will be unable to complete Minions 2: The Origin of Gru in time for our planned global launches in late June and early July. all the security and protection of our employees. We hope to find a new release date for the return of Gru and the Minions. “
Watch the trailer for Minions 2 The Origin of Gru below:
In the plot, Gru was still a 12 year old child, but he already dreamed of becoming the great villain we know in Despicable Me (2010). He will count on the help of the clumsy Minions, yellow creatures whose sole purpose is to support their masters – and eat bananas.
The film was expected to hit theaters in Brazil in July, in time for school recess, but remains unreleased after the Illumination calendar change.
More information is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, read more about Minions 2: The Origin of Gru at Cinema10.