Minions: The Rise of Gru (also known as Minions 2) is an upcoming American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions and the fifth installment overall in the Despicable Me franchise. Directed by Kyle Balda, with Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val as co-directors, the film stars the voices of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and Steve Carell as Gru, along with Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on July 1, 2022. Its release was delayed twice from an original July 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.