‘Despicable Me 3’: new villain to take audiences back to the '80s

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Cupcakes featuring the Minion character are seen at the new 'Despicable Me Minion Mayhem' ride during technical rehearsals for the new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City
Cupcakes featuring the Minion character are seen at the new "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" ride during technical rehearsals for the new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California March 28, 2014. The adorable yellow goggle-wearing Minions of "Despicable Me" are not just taking over the Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood, they're ringing in a revamp of the film-themed park as it takes on competing resorts with blockbuster rides. "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" officially opened on April 12 at the Hollywood adventure park. Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

“Despicable Me 3” gears up to somehow take the audiences back to the '80s as revealed in the trailer. It was learned that the third movie on the hit franchise will introduce a new villain who happens to be a former '80s star with shoulder pads and an exploding Rubik's Cube. 

The preview unveils fallen 1980s star, Balthazar Bratt. The “Despicable Me 3” villain arrives in a purple jumpsuit and a rocking a full on quiff. In the promo clip, the newest anti-hero moonwalks across the ocean with the music of Michael Jackson in the background. Clearly stuck in the '80s, Balthazar carries iconic items from the era. The character is armed with a Rubik's Cube and destructive bubblegum to execute his plans to dominate the world. 

He shakes up and challenges beloved character Gru (Steve Carrell) to a dance-off in an attempt to settle their battle. The latter knocks the popstar wannabe out with a blow, proving that good always wins against evil. 

Another remarkable feature in the latest “Despicable Me 3” trailer is a scene that sees Gru and Lucy calling themselves "Grucy" for their mission. There was also hilarious scene that sees Gru succumbing to the devastating pink gum, in which he was stripped naked. 

Daily Mail notes that Trey Parker was picked to voice Balthazar. Parker’s credential includes co-writing and directing hit musical, “The Book of Mormon," which Syracuse decribed as "full of cartoonish energy, wit, perversion and religious blasphemy."

Carrell and Kristen Wiig will be back to reprise their roles as Gru and Lucy respectively. Miranda Cosgrove will be back for “Despicable Me 3” as Margo. Dana Gaier is also back to voice Edith. However, Elsie Fisher is replaced by Nev Scharrel as Agnes. 

“Despicable Me 3” is slated to hit Australian theatres on June 15. The film’s release date will follow in the US on June 30 per Den of Geek.