UPDATE: Deadline says that Benjamin Bratt (Blood In, Blood Out, Miss Congeniality) has replaced Al Pacino as the villain Eduardo in Despicable Me 2.
Deadline reports that Al Pacino has exited Despicable Me 2, due to creative differences. The film is slated to be released July 3rd which would spell doom for any live-action film, however thanks to the flexibility of animation, a new actor can easily step in and replace Pacino.
Pacino was set to play the villain Eduardo in the film.
In Summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in ‘Despicable Me 2′. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.
Steve Carell returns as Gru. The film also stars the voices of Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, and Steve Coogan.
Who should they sign to replace Pacino?