Al Pacino to Voice the Villain in Illumination's 'Despicable Me' Sequel

February 3, 2012
Source: Deadline

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Not too many films have seen the better days of Al Pacino lately as he seems to be struggling just as much in his acting career, if not moreso, than Robert De Niro as they both get up there in the years. However, the best part of Pacino will likely go to good use sooner than later as Deadline has word that the Scarface and The Godfather star will voice the villain in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' forthcoming sequel to Despicable Me. Of course, we still have no idea where Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) and his adorable little minions will be headed for the sequel, or even what kind of villain Pacino will be playing.

Believe it or not, this will mark the animated debut of Pacino who has never lent his voice to a feature like this before. With his trademark raspy, yelling you'd think studios would be all over the actor for his vocal talents, but maybe the actor has just held out until now. A match-up between Carell and Pacino could likely only exist in the animated world, so it'll be interesting to see how this pans out. While Despicable Me didn't blow me away upon its release, it's certainly one of the more enjoyable non-Pixar animated films.

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"Ho-ho-ho-ho..." Sounds good to me.

DAVIDPD on Feb 3, 2012


Imagine this villain shouting HOO AH! Epic.

Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012


Guessing 'Italian stereotype'.

Mithun Divakaran on Feb 3, 2012


I am starting to think this sequel was better off with Javier Bardem attached to it.  Pacino's attachment now a days usually is the kiss of death. 

Michael Lee on Feb 3, 2012

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