Minions: The Rise of Gru is American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Kyle Balda, with Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val as co-directors.The movie is said to be a sequel to the 2015 film, Minions, and spin-off/prequel to the main Despicable Me film series.A continuation of the 2015 film, this time in the heart of the 1970s, a twelve year old Felonius Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. When the Vicious 6 fire their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles, Gru interviews to become their newest member. It does not go well, and only gets worse after Gru steals from them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.