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Al Pacino makes Despicable Me 2 his first animated film

Feb. 3, 2012by: Alex Riviello

DESPICABLE ME grossed more than $543 million worldwide from a budget of $69 million, so a sequel was a given. What wasn't a given was Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment managing to convince Al Pacino to voice a character in an animated film for the first time in his life.

While it's his first animated film, I don't think it's a stretch to say he's played a cartoon many times over, so he should be great at this. (I kid, I kid...)

There's not much else to report besides that as details are scant, all that's known is that he'll be playing the foil to Gru, the lead character Steve Carrell will return to voice; so does that mean Pacino is actually a hero? Or perhaps he's just another villain competing with Carrell? In either case, I'm hoping they don't have too many references to his old films in it...

Extra Tidbit: "Say hello to my little friend!" is pretty much guaranteed to be uttered, isn't it?
Source: Deadline

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7:17PM on 02/04/2012
cool! I really enjoyed the first one!
cool! I really enjoyed the first one!
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12:06PM on 02/04/2012
...or "HOO-AAAHHH" or "YOUR out of order" or "you broke my heart" or . . . Seriously, as over the hill as Pacino is, this casting is 8,000 times more inspiring than friggin' Segel for the first villain . . .
...or "HOO-AAAHHH" or "YOUR out of order" or "you broke my heart" or . . . Seriously, as over the hill as Pacino is, this casting is 8,000 times more inspiring than friggin' Segel for the first villain . . .
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1:17PM on 02/04/2012
And 8,000 times less inspiring then Bardem (who Pacino's replacing as the 'villain').
And 8,000 times less inspiring then Bardem (who Pacino's replacing as the 'villain').
2:03PM on 02/04/2012
Oof. Didn't know that . . .
Oof. Didn't know that . . .
10:46AM on 02/04/2012

why the hell not....

pacino's been a cartoon character for years now.
pacino's been a cartoon character for years now.
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10:55AM on 02/04/2012
he said that already.. right up there in the article.
he said that already.. right up there in the article.
8:30PM on 02/03/2012

Tidbit

I swear I was thinking the same thing two seconds before I read the tidbit.

I like this casting for the next villian.
I swear I was thinking the same thing two seconds before I read the tidbit.

I like this casting for the next villian.
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5:35PM on 02/03/2012
Re: "Say hello to my little friend!" is pretty much guaranteed to be uttered, isn't it?
Either that or "Cause she's got a great ass... and you got your head all the way up it!"
Re: "Say hello to my little friend!" is pretty much guaranteed to be uttered, isn't it?
Either that or "Cause she's got a great ass... and you got your head all the way up it!"
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