The agitated yellow critters have retreated again. Minions: The Rise Of Gru, the prequel-meets-sequel in the Minions and Despicable Me franchise, has been delayed by a year. It is now due to open theatrically on July 1, 2022.
The latest feature from Illumination Entertainment was initially set for July 3, 2020. Universal pulled it from that date after Illumination Mac Guff, the company’s Paris-based animation studio, temporarily shut in the first lockdown, delaying production. The film was then rescheduled for July 2, 2021.
Universal has also moved F9, the latest Fast & Furious installment. The film has been pushed along from May 28 to June 25, 2021. Deadline writes that it was shifted due to concerns over when major overseas markets will fully reopen.