A new trailer and three new images for the animated sequel Despicable Me 2 have been released. Unlike the teaser, this trailer looks to have footage from the actual film. The marketing is unsurprisingly centered on those adorable little minions, but this trailer has a pretty cute Halloween bent in keeping with today’s festivities. It also may or may not hint at some sort of alien presence in the follow-up, but we really get very, very little by way of plot. Universal knows that the key to getting kids excited for the sequel is showing the minions getting into all sorts of goofy shenanigans—that’s why the they have their own spinoff film in the works.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and images. The film features the voices of Steve Carell, Al Pacino, and Steve Coogan. Despicable Me 2 opens in 3D on July 3rd, 2013.
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Here’s the synopsis for Despicable Me 2:
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.