Legendary actor Al Pacino has signed on to make his animated feature debut with the Universal Pictures sequel Despicable Me 2.

The actor will voice the villain in this animated sequel, although no specific character details were given. However, we reported last month that Javier Bardem dropped out of Despicable Me 2, where he was supposed to voice the lead villain El Macho. It isn't known if Al Pacino is voicing El Macho, or a different villain in Despicable Me 2.

Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud will direct Despicable Me 2 from a script by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul. Steve Carell will return to voice Gru, with Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, and Julie Andrews expected to reprise their roles from Despicable Me.

No production schedule was given for Despicable Me 2.

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