Illumination‘s Minions: The Rise of Gru has officially changed its release date. Originally, the film was going to hit big screens on Friday, July 3, 2020. But the abrupt, current pandemic has forced Illumination’s studio in Paris to temporarily close. As a result, the film has to hold off on its finishing touches. For now, Minions: The Rise of Gru’s release date is up in the air.
“With this decision, we are abiding by the French Government’s guidelines and doing everything possible to slow the spread of the virus as we care for our artists and their families. This means we will be unable to finish Minions: The Rise of Gru in time for our planned global releases in late June and early July. While we all grapple with the enormity of this crisis, we must put the safety and protection of our employees above all. We look forward to finding a new release date for the return of Gru and the Minions,” said Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination.
Coming Soon adds, “Minions earned $1.159 billion globally in 2015. In the film, Minions have served (and accidentally eliminated) history’s most despicable villains. After their latest explosive mistake leaves them without an evil leader, the Minions fall into a deep depression. With the tribe on the brink of collapse, three unlikely heroes—Kevin, Stuart, and Bob—embark on a journey to find a new big boss.”
Watch the trailer below: