This American computer-animated crime comedy film is based on the popular series of children’s graphic novels of the same name by author Aaron Blabey.
Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell) and his gangmates Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson) and Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina) get caught after a lifetime of legendary heists.
To avoid the prison sentence and save themselves from living the rest of their lives behind the bars, Mr. Wolf proposes a deal: they shall leave the criminal life and become law-abiding model citizens, making it their most challenging con yet.
Under the guidance of their mentor, Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade), the notorious gang sets out to fool the world by their attempt of turning good, but the situation doesn’t quite pan out as they had expected.
The Bad Guys: What’s the story about?
Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka “Webs.” But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys?
The time when Pixar ruled as the unquestioned champion of the animation world have come and gone, with other studios catching up with their chief rival to deliver a similar quality of movie with their own distinct brand of animation style. Fair or not, DreamWorks has historically felt like it comes second-fiddle to Pixar, but that’s changed in recent years with several successful and very well-received efforts, such as “Kung Fu Panda” or the recent “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy. The studio is looking to keep the good times rolling with “The Bad Guys,” a highly anticipated project with a top-tier voice cast and a deep source of original books to pull from for inspiration. Read on for everything you need to know about “The Bad Guys.”
‘The Bad Guys’ Release Date?
“The Bad Guys” is currently scheduled for release in theaters on April 22, 2022. The reason I say “currently scheduled” is because the project has undergone a few release date changes in the time since it was originally announced. Initially, the animated movie was set to drop in September of 2021. It was subsequently pushed back during the pandemic to an unannounced date, which was eventually revealed to be April 15, 2022. The last bit of shuffling came in October of 2021, when it was pushed back one last time by a mere week, to its current (and hopefully final) release date.