Benjamin Bratt to Replace Al Pacino in DESPICABLE ME 2

By AMC May 7, 2013

We are only a couple of months away from the release of "Despicable Me 2", but there has been a significant casting change. By casting, we of course mean vocal casting change, since it's an animated film.

Al Pacino has apparently left the production due to "creative differences". Of course we'll never know what those creative differences were, but speculation often leads us to believe it starts with a $. Pacino was set to voice the new super-criminal named Eduardo. Now, Benjamin Bratt has stepped up to fill the role.

I suppose that's the beauty of an animated film. A casting change in a live production would of course halt the picture from moving forward, potentially for a significant amount of time depending on a variety of factors. In the case of "Despicable Me 2", since the animation and finishing details must be near complete by now, they simply need to have Bratt read for Eduardo, then they should be good to go.

Steve Carell is back as the main character Gru, and is joined by the vocal talents of Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan and Russell Brand.

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"Despicable Me 2" hits AMC Theatres on July 3rd.

Source: FirstShowing

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