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The Bad Guys (2022): Cast, Plot, Trailer, Release Date and Everything You Need to Know

‘The Bad Guys (2022)’ is an upcoming American action, crime, computer-animated heist comedy, family film produced by DreamWorks Animation.

The film is based on the popular children’s book series of the same name by Australian author Aaron Blabey, that has been sold 8.2 million copies worldwide.

‘The Bad Guys’ is directed by Pierre Perifel in his feature directional debut and written by Etan Cohen and Hilary Winston, it is DreamWorks Animation’s first film of the 2020s to be produced at 1.85:1.

The film is DreamWorks Animation’s second film distributed by Universal Pictures to not be a sequel to an already existing film after Abominable (2019).

Damon Ross and Rebecca Huntley are producers; executive producers are Blabey, Cohen, Patrick Hughes and Jeff Berg.

But what can we expect from ‘The Bad Guys’ ? Here’s everything you need to know so far about ‘The Bad Guys (2022)‘.

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‘The Bad Guys’ Cast

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  • Sam Rockwell (voice)
  • Awkwafina (voice)
  • Craig Robinson (voice)
  • Marc Maron as Mr. Snake (voice)

‘The Bad Guys (2022)’ Plot

The film centers on several reformed yet misunderstood villains known as Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula.

The five tire of a life of crime and decide to put their lives as forces of good.
Now that they want to become good, but this job is not so easy.

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‘The Bad Guys’ Release date

In July 2017, several studios had expressed interest in adapting the series into a film. On March 9, 2018, Variety reported that DreamWorks Animation will develop a film based on the book series, with Etan Cohen as writer.

On October 7, 2019, it was reported that the film will be directed by Pierre Perifel in his feature directorial debut, with Cohen and Hilary Winston set to write the film’s screenplay, the film was described  as  having  “a similar twist on the heist genre that  Shrek did   on fairy tales, and what Kung Fu Panda did for the kung fu genre”.

The crew worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On October 7, 2019, it was reported that the film will be theatrically released on September 17, 2021.

On December 28, 2020, the film was moved for 2022, though it was confirmed that it would get a new date “within the coming weeks”.

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‘The Bad Guys’ Trailer

Trailer and any videoclip of this movie is not available yet. Sorry for this. With a 2022 release date we’re hoping for trailer till a late 2021.

We’ll update this as soon as there’s any official confirmation about the trailer. So, when it will be arrived, you can watch it here.

Final words

It is DreamWorks Animation’s first film of the 2020s to be rated PG by the BBFC.

The official announcement states that the release date for The Bad Guys will be in 2022.

So, these are the major information about the film. There is no news of a postpone in the release year, so keep the excitement going.

The Bad Guys have a huge fanbase, and the movie has to be equally competent. Are you as excited to watch it as we are? Let us know in the comments section given at the end of this post.

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