Steve Coogan Lands Role in 'Despicable Me 2' and More Cast Returns
So far only a minion rendition of The Beach Boys song Barbara Ann has teased the forthcoming sequel Despicable Me 2, which won't hit theaters until next summer. But more news of the voice cast is still slowly making its way online. We know Steve Carell will reprise his role as the dastardly but charming villain Gru and now Heat Vision has word that Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand and Miranda Cosgrove will all reprise their respective roles as Miss Hattie, Dr. Nefario and Margo from the original film. In addition, Steve Coogan will have a new role in the film, and he may even be voicing multiple characters.
This comes on the heels of the news that Al Pacino will be playing the villain after Javier Bardem had to back out of the role. When Bardem was cast, the villain was known as El Macho and he even had a son aptly named Machito. However, it's not clear if that villain was retooled when Pacino stepped in or if we'll see Pacino throwing on some sort of Hispanic accent for his role. The films original directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud and writers Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul are all back for the sequel, so hopefully there will be some more fun for the whole family.