Revealing its animated family calendar for the near future, Universal announced Wednesday it will release Despicable Me 3 on June 30, 2017, and a new Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Nov. 17 of that year.
News of a third Despicable Me comes as the second film in the franchise celebrates a dazzling run at the global box office, earning north of $935 million to date, one of the best showings of all time for an animated film (Illumination’s Minions spinoff opens in theaters July 10, 2015).
The exact plot of the untitled 2016 Illumination project is shrouded in secrecy, although Universal announced that Garth Jennings will direct and write the comedy. The studio also hinted there will be plenty of music.
I have moderately enjoyed both Despicable Me installments so worse things could be announced.