The Bad Guys: Release Date Status, Cast, Plot, Trailer & More

The Bad Boys is an upcoming American heist comedy, which finally got the track after several discussions. The wait is over,  finally we got the release date, but it could be disappointing for those who were eagerly looking for its early arrival. The film is scheduled to be on air next year.

The Bad Guys is based on the children’s book series of the same name written by Aaron Blabey. In 2017, discussions started for the same, several studios expressed their interest to adapt this book series into an animated film. This American adventure drama is produced by DreamWorks Animation, in 2018 it was announced that it is adapted by DreamWorks Animation. The Bad Guys is the first DreamWorks Animation’s original full-length film of the 2020s.The animated comedy was initially scheduled to release this year only but the development of the movie halted by the pandemic.

This movie is directed by Pierre Perifel and screenwriting credit goes to Etan Cohen and Winston. The Bad Guys reserves the plot of  ultimate heist where a criminal crew of animal outlaws, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula attempt their most challenging con to become model citizens and transform themselves into heroes.  In the recent update on the cast, it is revealed that the film is going to follow the star voice casts including Oscar winner Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Anthony Ramos, Craig Robinson, Zazie Beetz, Lilly Singh and many more. Let’s dig more on The Bad Guys below.

Release Date: When will it premiere?

The Bad Guys is scheduled to release on April 15, 2022 on Universal Pictures. After years of discussion and setbacks, it is finally arriving next year. Earlier there were confusions on its adaption but in 2018, it was adapted by DreamWorks Animation. 

On October 7, 2019, it was announced that this animation would hit the screens on September 17, 2021 but  the film was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However it was confirmed that the movie would be on air after a couple of weeks but it got stretched till the next year. It could be disappointing for the awaiters but there is a sigh of relief on the confirmation of release date. In March 2021 it was shared by the network that the movie is now rescheduled to release on April 15, 2022. We hope that it will stick to the dates now, so that we can save the dates for the premiere of this super fun animation of this amazing tale.

Cast: Who will be the part of The Bad Guys?

On July 28, 2021, director Pierre Perifel shared the character casting on his Instagram. With this it was revealed that the movie is also following some big names and has enlisted a star-studded cast. We have the characters names of this animation. The list of the voice cast goes like

  • Sam Rockwell as Mr. Wolf 
  • Awkwafina as Ms. Tarantula
  • Marc Maron as Mr. Snake
  • Craig Robinson as Mr. Shark
  • Anthony Ramos as Mr. Piranha
  • Zazie Beetz as Diane Foxington
  • Alex Borstein as Chief of Police
  • Richard Ayoade as Professor Marmalade
  • Lilly Singh as TMZ reporter

Pierre shared the list and also mentioned that these guys are the best. We also wait to enjoy this fun packed tale with phenomenal characters as the voice cast.


The Bad Guys: What is the plotline?

The feature film serves the amazing tale of five notorious bad guys who look bad, sound bad but want to do good now. The crew named Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Mr. Snake(Marc Maron), Ms. Tarantula(Awkwafina), Mr. Shark(Craig Robinson) and Mr. Piranha(Anthony Ramos) attempt a herculean task of going good. As they were up to several legendary heists of their lifetime, this criminal crew consider ‘going good’ a most complex task. This story is all about how this crew will lead the most challenging task of transformation to the model citizens and fulfill their dream of being heroes.

This piece of animation will surely going to entertain us because of the interesting plotline and phenomenal cast. The only thing which is uncertain is up to what extent we could control our laughter. Do not miss the premiere of these misunderstood villains who will lead the story towards the good. 

Trailer: Is there any trailer?

Till now, there is no trailer for this feature film. But those who have gone through the book series might have an idea of the trailer for the book. As the movie is scheduled to release next year in April, we have to wait for the trailer. But we expect a teaser trailer quite before that will surely excite the audience. If that would be the case, we will update the space.

Final Words

The Bad Guys are finally arriving to metamorphose their characters. This action packed comedy plot is much awaited as fans were quite impressed with the characters of the book series. We will have the roller coaster ride and bursts of laughter next year. Till then we can enjoy some other pieces of light entertainment. Keep Visiting for more updates.

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