Then they rush to Dru, and Gru tells Dru that Bratt has the girls. Margo falls off the ship so Gru jumps off to catch her. Eduardo offers Gru a chance to conquer the world, but Gru makes unconvincing excuses and hastily leaves with the girls. He made a "prototype" rocket out of macaroni and an actual working prototype rocket. As a furious Gru leaves the bank, he freezes Vector's head with his freeze ray. After the class, the Cookie Robots are delivered by the girls and activated. While Gru is about to leave out the door, he finds the real Lucy bound in the closet, and she told Gru that Bratt took the girls. Agnes prepares a mixed soup with a gummy bear inside, which both Gru and Lucy almost barf when having some. Later, Gru demonstrates the tight protection around Bratt's Lair to Dru and he plans to go inside the lair alone while Dru waits outside.  In April 2019, Mackenzie Davis, Topher Grace, and Debra Messing joined the cast of the film. After giving Dr. Nefario a 21 fart-gun salute send-off with the minions, Gru contacts Lucy and takes on the task of recovering the stolen mutagen. Gru comes from a long lineage of villains as shown with dozen of statues of his ancestors in Dru's hideout. He tells them a bedtime story about a unicorn whose life was changed when he met three little kittens (his own life story). Gru and Kyle can be briefly seen in the dog park in Washington Square Park. Gru is a tall, bald man with blue eyes, long nose and broad, powerful physique; and dresses in a light grey sweater underneath a black collared coat along with a striped grey scarf, black trousers, and shoes, branded Grucci. In Despicable Me 3, Gru becomes an agent for the Anti-Villain League. They are forced to flee when Eduardo arrives and barely escape thanks to Dave and another Minion. Dr. Nefario calls Gru to tell him that Lucy had arrived at Eduardo's party to find him, and has been captured by Eduardo. At some 1968 point, he and his mother visited Villain-Con and met the Dr. Joseph Albert Nefario. Later, he is watching a movie about a UFO with his family. Due to Balthazar's carelessness, Gru knocks him out and gets the gem; yet, Balthazar activates his keytar and the shockwave of the tune blows away Gru's clothes and then throws him out of the ship. Bob then stops to give Scarlet the smaller crown Queen Elizabeth II had awarded him, and he also leaves. After forcing Gru to hand over the moon, Vector goes back on the deal and keeps the girls as his captives. They barely escape in the helicopter Lucy drives. It quickly becomes clear that the election was actually a setup. It received mixed reviews from critics, who called it "a soft political satire". They pass by the plane that the Minions built, and Mel decides to follow them. Instead, the film is a lot like a politician: It makes a big show of leading the viewer, but without rocking the boat. Attracted to the scientist's contraptions, he would later employ Nefario, as well as the minions he met shortly afterwards. Gru and Lucy, however, have to tangle with Eduardo's pet chicken, Pollito. The film follows a Democratic strategist who tries to help a local candidate win an election in a small right-wing town. While his daughter sees right through the ruse, Agnes says that she didn't tell the truth for the sake of the other kids.. After the birthday party, Gru is approached by Lucy Wilde, an Anti-Villain League agent who requests that he come with her. With his pride badly wounded, Gru assembles his Minions in his underground lair. As a child he had always dreamed of going to the moon. Jack gives a powerful speech to the possible donors about how he needs their help for his small town, which inspires Gary. Gru is surprised to see that Bratt stored hundreds of Evil Bratt dolls in his lair, and he finds a bubble gum factory with Dru.  In its second weekend the film fell to fourth iTunes and fifth on FandangoNow, but ranked first on Spectrum's weekly chart, then placed sixth on Fandango and 10th on Spectrum the week after that. The robots break into Vector's vault by hacking open the vault's door, and weld a hole in the wall from the inside. As he lands a the nearby apron, he finds that the mansion and the apron are surrounded by and full of a large herd of pigs, and one of them keeps attacking and chasing after Gru. When Gary reveals that he has feelings for Diana, she rejects him. They enter a huge auditorium where numerous agents gather, in the middle, Silas Ramsbottom announces his retirement and his position will be replaced by Valerie Da Vinci immediately, and impatient Valerie soon pushes him down under the podium. Gru drives back to Eduardo's home with Dave and Stuart on his personal motorcycle. Gru singing the birthday song embarrassingly. The duo break into Salsa & Salsa after closing hours, in an attempt to convict Eduardo. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 American science-fiction romantic comedy-drama film, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her feature directorial debut.The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as a pair of strangers who meet and form an unexpected bond as they help each other find closure in their lives before an asteroid wipes out all life on Earth. Gru wakes up and wants to find Dru in the ruins, and he sees Bratt, holding keytar, is in front of him. Gru, heartbroken from the situation, tells Agnes that she was right about him loving Lucy. Plunged into despair by the results of the 2016 presidential election, veteran Democratic Party campaign consultant Gary Zimmer is shown a viral video of retired Marine Col. Jack Hastings giving a speech standing up for the undocumented immigrant population of his hometown of Deerlaken, Wisconsin.  It was originally scheduled for a wide theatrical release on May 29, 2020, but due to movie theater closures that started in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, it was cancelled. Upon return to his lab, Gru realizes that his Minion-run production line had churned out bottles of awful-tasting jellies. The lab's scientists are experimenting with the mutagen PX-41, which is capable of transforming living things into indestructible killing machines. A Minion changes the music from Swan Lake to disco, and everyone present rushes on stage to dance. He asks Gru to assist its agents in their efforts to track down the perpetrator who stole a secret laboratory in the Arctic Circle. Additionally, during the meeting, Gru finds out from Mr. Perkins that it was Vector who stole the Pyramid of Giza. At the end of the first movie, and throughout the rest of the series, Gru has turned into a softie and became a lot more sweeter, gentler, and friendlier person after adopting Margo, Edith, and Agnes as his own daughters. There, the Minions, already know the news that Gru is no longer an agent, excitedly persuade Gru to go back to villainy. Dru destroys the core of the giant robot before Bratt cut the street with the laser beam while Gru is in the path. Dru then asks Fritz to drive Lucy and the girls to the town, and Gru and Dru go to the underground base beneath the garden in the mansion; during the process, Gru falls to the end hard unprepared. Gru has retired from villainy, preferring to concentrate on his new venture of producing bottled jellies and jams and the responsibilities of being a father to his three adopted daughters; Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Before he leaves, Lucy admits she is impressed by his work as a villain and gives her business card to Gru, urging him to contact her if he changes his mind. Gru attempts to use his freeze ray on the dinosaur, only for it to jam. Gru replies that he quit being villain for a while, so Dru shows him a multi-functional golden vehicle that Robert once used and they both drive to the town wildly. While the rocket is being built, Gru has fun with the girls, having tea parties with them, allowing them to have a slumber party, telling them bedtime stories and cooking them various shaped pancakes. Agnes finishes his dinner quickly and she tells Gru that she is going to find a real unicorn so she needs to go to bead earlier. Mel gives a call to Gru, so Gru goes down to the lab. Gru may have also used the freeze ray on Ellen DeGeneres in a lineup at Starbucks, as he recalled standing behind her in line and that she ordered a latte.  In October 2020, The Hollywood Reporter said the film was the eighth-most popular PVOD title amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In his way to the lair, Gru, with a suit of fully body protection, fantasizes about after they retrieving the diamond, imagining that Valerie would be too impressed while he and Lucy can successfully return the AVL. When Gru resists, she stuns him with her lipstick taser and forcibly abducts Gru. That's my private part!" The duo then searches the kitchen vault for the PX-41 serum, only to find Eduardo's special salsa. Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. The following day, the girls convince Gru to drive them to dance class before going to Vector's lair to deliver the large quantity of cookies that Vector ordered. Pollito ends up pinning down Gru, whom barely gets saved by Lucy firing her epoxy shooter at the unruly chicken. He has then changed from a once despicable outcast into a cultured, sophisticated man. 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