Watch: First trailer for Universal's Despicable Me spin-off Minions

Universal Pictures Ireland has sent us over the trailer for their forthcoming Minions, a spin-off of their excellent series Despicable Me. Want to know the origin of your favourite and cutest villain sidekicks? Well now you can!

The film is an origin story and sees a trio of Minions in 1960’s London working for the world’s first-ever female super-villain.

Sandra Bullock will voice Scarlet Overkill, the villain of the film, with Jon Hamm voicing her husband, inventor Herb Overkill.

Minions is out in Ireland on June 26th.

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.