Minions: The Rise of Gru gave star Steve Carell a box office win over the July 4 weekend. It’s confirmed that Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Crosgrove are going to be the voice over artists for Despicable Me 4!
When Steve Carell was voicing for Despicable Me 1, he didn’t understand the Minions. However, now they’re responsible for some of the most notable of Carell’s movies. The actor earned notoriety and almost certainly added financial security for the Minions and Despicable Me films, but that’s not why Carell has no plans to stop playing Gru.
Despicable Me 4 Voice Actors
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig (Lucy), Steve Coogan (Silas Ramsbottom), Miranda Cosgrove (Margo), and producer/voice of the Minions Pierre Coffin return for Despicable Me 4. Other voice talents, such as Dana Gaier (Edith) and Nev Scharrel (Agnes), could also return.
Steve Carell “doesn’t really see a downside” to playing Gru in ‘Minions’ and ‘Despicable Me’ movies
While voicing the voice of Gru, Steve has earned nothing but success. The previous 3 Despicable Me movies have made him make $55M and more. Thetwo Minions movies, however, went way beyond that.
Carell’s latest outing as Gru won the July 4 box office weekend with $107 million over three days, per Box Office Mojo. It added another $18.1 million on July 4 to clear $125 million over the four-day weekend. The first spinoff from Despicable Me, 2015’s Minions, earned $115.7 million its first weekend.
Providing Gru’s voice has allowed a younger audience to enjoy Carell’s work. Minion-lovers should give a hat-tip to Carell’s kids, whose wild reactions to his voice proved to be the final seal of approval as he developed the character.
Some actors find relief when leaving behind a familiar role. Chris Evans became a star playing Captain America, but his exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a bittersweet mix of emotions. If Carell has his way, he’ll star in Minions and Despicable Me movies until they force him to stop. Hence, it’s a no-brainer that Steve Carell has to be finalized in Despicable Me 4!
Steve Carell describes what makes the Minions and Despicable Me movies so special
“I have a real affection for the whole thing, the group. It’s a family that makes these things. And it’s so much fun, it’s very collaborative, they’re a blast to make, and they’re funny to promote. It’s putting something sweet and kind and nice out into the world. I don’t really see a downside to it.”
Carell earned an Oscar nomination for Foxcatcher and received praise for his work in The Big Short and Battle of the Sexes. But the Minions and Despicable Me movies seem to hold a special place in his heart.