Steve Coogan Lands Role in 'Despicable Me 2' and More Cast Returns

May 2, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Despicable Me / Steve Coogan

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.

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Who cares who speaking instead of animation character? This is very ridiculous to me, but it is my opinion either, I think I m in love with minimal animations, last animation that was cool to me was "Wall-E" worst part of wall-e for me was those sequences than any one speak in it, I didn't like tin tin also because had speak too much I think if you turn off sound of played animation and you love it still , that would be ultimate Although I don't have problem with those that had balance between Speak & Action I prefer those minimal amines

Ehsan Davodi on May 2, 2012


I thought Despicable Me was okay. I really hate kids film that play the *cute* card and the first Despicable Me played it through and through. I thought Megamind hit the notes better... However, to me Steve Coogan is a God and I will be in the theater on the first day if he is involved. He is without a doubt the most underrated comedic talent in the world today. I'm thrilled to hear this news.

Thavius on May 4, 2012

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