Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: While Al Pacino has played his share of iconic live-action villains — from Michael Corleone to Tony Montana — he will make his animated film debut as the voice of the villain in Despicable Me 2, the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment sequel to the 2010 hit film that launched Chris Meledandri’s family film shingle and grossed $543 million on a $69 million budget.

Pacino’s exact role is being kept under wraps, but he’s the nemesis of Gru, who’ll once again be voiced by Steve Carell. The film will be released by Universal on July 3, 2013. Pacino is repped by ICM.