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Watch: Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Gru Jr. join 'Despicable Me 4'

"Despicable Me 4" is set for theatrical release on July 3. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
"Despicable Me 4" is set for theatrical release on July 3. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Despicable Me 4 -- a new action-packed animated adventure featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove -- is to open in theaters on July 3.

A 2 1/2-minute trailer released Sunday shows Anti-Villain League agents Gru (Carell) and Lucy (Wiig) caring for their three young daughters -- Margot Edith and Agnes -- and grumpy infant son Gru Jr., who is new to the franchise, while taking on baddies played by Will Ferrell and Sofia Vergara.

Stephen Colbert, Joey King and Chloe Fineman will also lend their voices to characters.

DM4 is part of a franchise that has earned billions of dollars at the global box office and includes 2010's Despicable Me, 2013's Despicable Me 2, 2015's Minions, 2017's Despicable Me 3 and 2022's Minions: The Rise of Gru.

The movies have also inspired rides and attractions at Universal Studios theme parks in Florida, California and Japan.

Kristen Wiig, the voice of Lucy in "Despicable Me 3," at the film's premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 2017. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Kristen Wiig, the voice of Lucy in "Despicable Me 3," at the film's premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 2017. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI