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The "Minions" have found a title for the sequel to their 2015 animated hit movie.

The upcoming film is now titled "Minions: The Rise of Gru." It's slated to open in theaters July 3, 2020.

The first "Minions" movie was a spinoff of the "Despicable Me" franchise. It told the origin story of the adorable yellow creatures that exist only to serve history's most awful villains.

The sequel's title suggests the movie could be an origin story for Gru, the villain voiced by Steve Carell who centers of the "Despicable Me" franchise. In "Minions," Gru is seen as a young boy who steals Queen Elizabeth II's crown and inspires the creatures to follow him as their new master. Perhaps the sequel will track Gru into his terrible teens.

The entire "Despicable Me" franchise, including "Minions" is the highest-grossing animated film franchise ever at more than $3.7 billion globally.