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Universal Pushes Back Minions Release Date to 2015

September 23, 2013  |  5:00pm
Universal Pushes Back <i>Minions</i> Release Date to 2015

Because apparently no one has told Universal that every movie is coming out in 2015, the studio has decide to push back their Despicable Me spin-off, Minions, from Dec. 19, 2014 to July 10, 2015.

The new release date will place Minions between the release of Independence Day 2 on July 3 and Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman film on July 17.

Minions will be a prequel to the Despicable Me franchise and as the title implies, will follow the history of Gru’s helpers the Minions. Along with the return of Steve Carell as Gru, Minions will also star Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm as a married super-villain team, Scarlett and Herb Overkill.

Despicable Me 2, released this summer, has earned $360 million dollars so far in the U.S. alone, to make it the second highest grossing film of 2013. The Despicable Me franchise has made over 1.3 billion dollars worldwide with only two films.

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