Rise of Gru clip shows the Minions preparing for battle


The rogue Minions just took over Fandango’s Twitter and posted a brand new clip about their upcoming movie Minions: The Rise of Gru! In the clip we see that the former mischievous (Pierre Coffin) wear tracksuits and listen carefully to the wise teachings of Master Chow, the acupuncturist who has mastered the art of Kung Fu. Master Chow, voiced by Everything everywhere all at onceit is michelle yeoseems to be the only character, aside from the fiery Gru (Steve Carell), who has the patience to guide the little yellow demons.

In the clip, Master Chow stands in front of a pile of stacked wooden planks, calmly explaining to the Minions that their own self-doubt is what will hold them back from their accomplishments. Kevin does his best to keep up and Stuart is more confident than ever as Master Chow continues saying, “But doubt only exists in the mind. You know what I say to my mind?” She then proceeds to effortlessly smash the stack of boards with her forehead. Now it’s Kevin’s turn, and as he hesitantly checks in with the other two, Stuart gestures towards the wood to urge him to continue. Kevin slams his banana head into the single board once, twice, three times before turning around and giving in to the unyielding wood.


Meanwhile, a smiling Stuart takes a deep breath, pulls up his panties and steps forward, full of confidence. He chuckles at Kevin, shakes his head, does some Kung Fu poses, then uses Kevin’s head to crash into the board. Sweet, sweet Bob watches Master Chow smile at his young disciples before an angry Kevin walks away.

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Eventually, the Minions must master the Chinese martial arts of Master Chow, as the most recent trailer shows them kicking Vicious-6-butt. It’s no surprise that the Minions are learning martial arts, because from what we know so far, they’re about to take on quite a stacked cast. Alongside Yeoh, Henson and Carell, Minions: The Rise of Gru stars Jean Claude Van Damme like Jean Griffé, Dolph Lundgren like Revenge, Lawless Lucy like Nunchuck, Danny Trejo like Stroghold, Alan Arkin like Wild Knuckles, Russell Brand like Dr. Nefario and Julie Andrews as Gru’s mother, Marlena Gru.

In previously released trailers we saw Kevin, Stuart and Bob DB Cooper– on board an airliner full of passengers, Evel Knievel-ing what appears to be the Grand Canyon (successfully, we might add) and harnessing the powers of Kung Fu from deep within. In a clutch, when young Gru pulls a Captain America and calls out, “Minions, assemble!” Kevin – who Taraji P.Henson‘s Belle Bottom turned into a bunny – calls upon some mastered skills and performs a heroic (villain?) act in the heat of battle.

Minions: The Rise of Gru takes over theaters on July 1. You can watch Fandago’s new music video below:


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