Al Pacino leaves 'Despicable Me 2' two months before premiere date(Read article summary)
Al Pacino, who was set to voice the villain in the animated sequel 'Despicable Me 2,' has left production two months before the film's release date. Despite Al Pacino's departure, the movie will be released as planned with actor Benjamin Bratt stepping in.
Pacino departed the film’s production because of “creative differences,” according to MSN Entertainment. The move comes two months before the film’s premiere date, which is set for July 3.
According to Deadline, the actor had finished most of the voicework needed to play the film’s villain, Eduardo.
“We have mutually decided with Al to replace the voice of Eduardo with a new actor,” the film’s studio, Universal Pictures, told Deadline. “Universal and Illumination thank Al for his many contributions to the process and look forward to a new actor bringing this memorable character to the screen upon its release this summer.”