The Bad Guys is an upcoming American computer-animated crime comedy film based on the popular children’s book series of the same name by Aaron Blabey, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is directed by Pierre Perifel in his feature directional debut from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen and Hilary Winston, and stars the voices of Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Anthony Ramos, Marc Maron, Craig Robinson, Zazie Beetz, Alex Borstein, Richard Ayoade, and Lilly Singh.
Sam Rockwell as Mr. Wolf
Awkwafina as Ms. Tarantula
Anthony Ramos as Mr. Piranha
Marc Maron as Mr. Snake
Craig Robinson as Mr. Shark
Zazie Beetz as Diane Foxington
Alex Borstein as Chief of Police
Richard Ayoade as Professor Marmalade
Lilly Singh as TMZ reporter
On October 7, 2019, it was reported that the film would be theatrically released on September 17, 2021, taking over the release date of Spooky Jack. In December 2020, the film was delayed with The Boss Baby: Family Business taking its original slot, though it was confirmed that it would get a new date “within the coming weeks” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2021, the release date was scheduled to April 15, 2022. In October 2021, it was pushed back again by one week to April 22.