The trailer for "Despicable Me 3" was released just a few days ago and Gru and the Minions are back — this time with lots of 80's references. And we mean a lot of them. In fact, we get to see a taste of just how much 80's nostalgia will reign in this movie. The fact that Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ plays throughout the trailer (the last time this was done in an animated film, it was for Dreamworks’ animated feature "MegaMind" starring Will Ferrell), emphasizes this fact.

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Blast to the past

While Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig reprise their roles as the now married super-couple Gru and Lucy (Grucy as Lucy nicknames them in the trailer), Trey Parker joins the star-studded cast as the newest villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star obsessed with the 80's. Bratt, is described by Parker as “driven to supervillainy as a result of the abrupt cancellation of his TV series when he hit puberty.” If the moonwalks and Michael Jackson music didn’t cue you, I hope the shoulder pads on his Prince-inspired outfit will.

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Unlike many stars, this isn’t Parker’s first attempt at voice-acting. In addition to being the co-creator for both the hit raunchy cartoon "South Park" and the equally hilarious musical "The Book of Mormon," he also voices both Eric Cartman and Stan Marsh.

Of course, the main villain won’t be the only one who has a wacky past. Gru himself will be getting a blast from the past when he encounters long-lost brother Dru, humorously voiced by Carell as well, who resembles Gru in all but personality.

While we didn’t get to see Dru in the first trailer, there are already leaked images of him with the family. We already met Gru’s mom in the first installment; we can only imagine how crazy Gru’s twin brother will be. It’ll be a sibling rivalry to remember, that’s for sure.

Coming next summer

With the spin-off "Minions" movie released just last year, there is a lot of anticipation for the third "Despicable Me" movie, especially with the enormous success of the two previous installments.

Produced by Illumination Entertainment, returning director Pierre Coffin and ‘Minions’ director Kyle Balda head the directing team for the third installment, and previous "Despicable Me" screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio return once again.

"Despicable Me 3" will be released in the U.S. on June 30, 2017.

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