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First Look at Sandra Bullock's Scarlet Overkill in Animated 'Minions'

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February 2, 2015
Source: USA Today

Minions

From the wonderful teaser trailer to the most recent TV spot, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have given us plenty of glimpses at Minions, the animated spin-off of Despicable Me. However, so far we've pretty much only seen the titular little yellow guys in action. But that changes today as we finally get a first look at Scarlet Overkill, the villain voiced by Sandra Bullock, who becomes the minions' new evil boss, before they end up meeting Gru. Director Pierre Coffin says, "Scarlet is an unusual supervillain. She is a dangerously charming woman, which could not have been easy in the late 1960s."

Here's a couple photos of Scarlet Overkill in Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda's Minions (via USA Today):

Minions

Minions

Illumination's head honcho Chris Meledandri adds:

"Scarlet Overkill has fantastic hair, wears great clothes and has a lethal uppercut. When we turn her loose on the world, she is going to come out standing on top. Scarlet has all the gadgetry and accouterments of villainy. This is a side to Sandra Bullock we haven’t seen before. She is really enjoying playing with this villainy. But underneath there’s a character you cannot help but fall in love with.”

The story of Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Minions is co-directed by Kyle Balda, of The Lorax previously, and Pierre Coffin, of both Despicable Me 1 & 2 previously. Universal releases Minions in theaters in 3D starting July 10th, 2015 next summer. You in?

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