Javier Bardem is not going to voice the lead villain El Macho in Despicable Me 2 after all, having to call it quits with the Universal Studios project for unspecified reasons.

The sequel to the 2010 hit is expected to see Steve Carell return as Gru alongside Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, and Julie Andrews. Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud will be teaming up to direct the upcoming animated comedy.

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