Despicable Me 4 Release Date, Cast And More [Cinemas] – July 12

Despicable Me 4: Plot, Cast, Release Date and Streaming Details

The hugely popular animated comedy film series Despicable Me is set to launch its fourth installment in 2024. Despicable Me 4 will see the return of fan favorite characters like supervillain-turned-hero Felonious Gru, his wife Lucy Wilde, their three adopted daughters, and of course, the mischievous yellow Minions.

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Since the first Despicable Me film debuted in 2010, the franchise has captured audiences across the globe with its offbeat humor, heartwarming family dynamics, fun soundtrack, and focus on the unexpected hero Gru. Over the decade, the movies have garnered over $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office, making Despicable Me one of the highest-grossing animated film franchises globally.

Despicable Me 4 poster
Despicable Me 4 poster

With the continual popularity of the series and the scene-stealing Minions grabbing their own spinoff movies, excitement is high among fans for Despicable Me 4’s release on July 12, 2024. Read on for plot details, the full cast list, release date, and streaming information.

Despicable Me 4 Release Date

Despicable Me 4 is scheduled to release in theaters in the United States on July 3, 2024. It will open in the United Kingdom and several other international markets on July 12, 2024.

The movie was officially announced in January 2022, with returning director Chris Renaud at the helm along with co-director Patrick Delage.

Despicable Me 4 Plot Details

Despicable Me 4’s plot will focus on the relationship between Gru and his newest family member. The film introduces Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his father upon joining the family. Meanwhile, a new villain named Maxime Le Mal (played by Emmy winner Will Ferrell) is introduced along with his girlfriend Valentina (Sofia Vergara).

As Maxime Le Mal threatens the family, they are forced to go on the run. Gru faces difficulties balancing the presence of his menacing new nemesis and challenges in connecting with his latest adopted child, Gru Jr.

The franchise’s signature humor and touching family moments will likely be hallmarks of Despicable Me 4 as well. Director Chris Renaud has hinted we can expect more Minion madness along with updates on the lives of Lucy, Margo, Edith, and Agnes.

Despicable Me 4 Cast

Despicable Me 4 brings back several fan favorite voice actors in their iconic roles:

  • Steve Carell as Felonious Gru
  • Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde
  • Pierre Coffin as the Minions
  • Miranda Cosgrove as Margo
  • Dana Gaier as Edith
  • Chris Renaud as Dave the Minion

New additions to the main cast include:

  • Will Ferrell as supervillain Maxime Le Mal
  • Sofia Vergara as Maxime’s girlfriend Valentina
  • Emmy Cicierega as Gru Jr.

Supporting characters will be voiced by Steve Coogan, Taraji P. Henson, Danny Trejo, and Riki Lindhome.

Will Despicable Me 4 Be on Streaming Platforms?

After Despicable Me 4’s theatrical release winds down, it is expected to be available on streaming platforms around October or November 2024.

Despicable Me 4 will likely stream on Peacock first. There are also rumors it could come to HBO Max, Netflix or Disney+ at a later date, around late December 2024.

As of January 2024, Despicable Me 4 is not yet available to stream on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video or Disney+. Stay tuned for official announcements on the movie’s streaming home closer to its fall 2024 digital release.


With Despicable Me’s lovable characters, signature humor, and emotional family-centric stories, the fourth movie is hotly anticipated by fans. Key details like the plot introduction of Gru Jr. and villain Maxime Le Mal promises lots of new hijinks and adventure balanced with the franchise’s trademark heart.

Though it may feel far away, Despicable Me lovers can look forward to returning to Gru’s world when the movie hits theaters first on July 3, 2024 in the U.S. and July 12 globally. We can likely expect streaming availability around late 2024 on services like Peacock.

Main Characters In Despicable Me 4

CharacterVoice ActorDescription
Felonious GruSteve CarellFormer supervillain turned hero; adoptive father
Lucy WildeKristen WiigGru’s wife; adoptive mother
MinionsPierre CoffinGru’s yellow henchmen
MargoMiranda CosgroveGru and Lucy’s oldest adopted daughter
EdithDana GaierGru and Lucy’s middle adopted daughter
AgnesMadison Skyy PolanGru and Lucy’s youngest adopted daughter
Maxime Le MalWill FerrellNew villain in Despicable Me 4
ValentinaSofia VergaraMaxime Le Mal’s femme fatale girlfriend

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