Gru, Lucy, and the rest of the Despicable Me family had their hands full with El Macho in Despicable Me 2, but things are about to get even weirder in the sequel.
Fans already knew that South Park's Trey Parker was set to voice the new film's villain, who goes by the name Balthazar Bratt. Thanks to a new entry in the Despikipedia, a few new pieces of information have surfaced about the former TV star.
Bratt starred in the hit TV show Evil Brat, which debuted to hit ratings in 1985. He played a child prodigy and criminal mastermind on the show, who used "a combination of hip-hop dance techniques, martial arts, and high-tech weapons disguised as popular 80's gadgets". Think Rubik's Cubes and Keytars. He even had a catchphrase, "I've been a baaaad boy,", but after two incredibly popular seasons, Bratt's career hit a snag. He hit puberty.
It wasn't long before he found his show canceled, as audiences weren't responding to his sudden voice change and blemished face and the show was canceled before it could even finish the season. Other than a one-off appearance in 1989, Bratt hasn't been seen in public and has evidently gone a long way to making sure no one can find him.
As for how Gru and Lucy will fit into Bratt's world, that remains to be seen, but with Parker behind Bratt's voice, it should be endlessly entertaining.
Despicable Me 3 will be directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, and Eric Guillon, with Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul handling the screenplay. The film stars Steve Carell (Gru / Dru), Kristen Wiig (Lucy Wilde), Miranda Cosgrove (Margo), Dana Gaier (Edith), Nev Scharrel (Agnes), Trey Parker (Balthazar Bratt), Russell Brand (Dr. Nefario), Andy Nyman (Clive), Pierre Coffin (Kevin the Minion / Bob the Minion / Stuart the Minion / additional Minions) and Michael Beattie (The Scar-Faced Man).
Despicable Me 3 is set to hit theaters on June 30, 2017.
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