Benjamin Bratt is showing off his macho side…
Universal Pictures has released a teaser still of the main antagonist of the highly anticipated sequel to Despicable Me featuring the 49-year-old half-Peruvian American actor, who signed on to replace Al Pacino as the voice of the villain Eduardo in Despicable Me 2 in early May.
Bratt’s character, known as El Macho, will be a big trouble for Gru (Steve Carell) in the upcoming animated film. He’s described as a bulky and deadly man who rides a flying shark with grenades on his hands and TNT belted around his waist.
The sequel centers on ex-villain Gru, whose calm and unexciting new life is turned upside down when Agent Lucy Wilde of the Anti-Villain League visits him for a purpose. Despite his unwillingness, Gru is assigned to help take down Eduardo, armed with some cool new cars, gadgets and weapons.
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, who served behind the lens for the first film, the sequel also sees the return of Russell Brand and Miranda Cosgrove as Dr. Nefario and Margo respectively.
Meanwhile, Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig, who voiced Miss Hattie in the first film lends her voice for the role of Agent Lucy this time around.
Despicable Me 2 will open in theaters nationwide on July 3.