Jawas, minions, and Oompa Loompas -- Oh my! Photos courtesy of Universal Pictures and Everett Collections.
With "Despicable Me 2" poised to take over the box office this weekend, be prepared for a million Minion march.
Indeed, those little lovable yellow … things that help super villain Gru (Steve Carell) take over the world are omnipresent these days, front and center on the "DM2" marketing materials, which are front and center everywhere.
But while Minions have become the poster children (literally) of the "Despicable Me" franchise, the tiny troublemakers weren't part of the original plan at all. Minions, as we know them today, weren't even in the first draft of the screenplay.
Co-screenwriter Cinco Paul credits the film's directors, Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, for giving unintelligible voice and Tic Tac-shaped body to the Minions. "Because in the script, we just said, 'Gru’s minions do this or do that' in the initial draft. And then, they came up with the characters’ design and the philosophical concept of theRead More »from Minion Man March: The Surprising Inspiration Behind ‘Despicable Me’s Lovable Little … Things