Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The origin story behind Gru and his quest to become a supervillain is explored in the latest trailer for Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Gru, after being denied and challenged to do something evil in order to impress the Vicious 6, steals the group's medallion.
Gru is able to escape from the Vicious 6 with help from his loyal Minions, however, new Minion Otto loses the medallion after he traded it for a pet rock.
Minions: The Rise of Gru, from directors Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val, is set to hit theaters on July 3.
The film will feature a 1970s soundtrack by Grammy-winning producer Jack Antonoff.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is a prequel to the Despicable Me series and is the second Minions movie.