The Bad Guys: release date, cast, trailer

Based on the novel of the same name by Aaron Blabey, The villains is heading to theaters, showing families just how hard it is for bad guys to be good in the world of animation. The Universal Pictures project hopes to join a long line of successful animated films created with the partnership of Universal and Dreamworks, which includes kung fu panda, Shrek, Madagascar, The Boss Baby 2: Family Business and more.

Here’s everything we know about The villains.

What is the release date of The Bad Guys?

The villains opens in theaters nationwide in the United States on Friday, April 22. Good news for potential viewers in the UK, the film is now in theaters.

Reviews of villains

Although The villains has yet to be released nationwide in the United States, the reviews are already coming in. rotten tomatoesthe film has a “Fresh” rating of 96% as of April 4. Metacritic however, the film received more mixed reviews. Once again, since April 4, The villains has a rating of 55 out of 100 on the platform.

The plot of the villains

The villains

(Image credit: Dreamworks/Universal)

Dreamworks describes the principle of The villains as following:

“In DreamWorks Animation‘s new action-comedy, based on the New York Times best-selling book series, a crackerjack gang of animal outlaws are about to attempt their toughest con today: becoming model citizens.

“Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys – dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, all-seeing piercer Mr. Snake, master of cold disguise Mr. Shark, short-fuse muscle Mr. Piranha and the expert language-hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka Webs.

“But when, after years of countless burglaries and being the world’s most wanted bad guys, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf negotiates a deal (which he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: the bad guys will be fine.

“Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, an arrogant but lovable guinea pig, the villains set out to deceive the world into telling them they had been turned. Along the way, however, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real can give him what he’s always secretly desired, acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the town, Mr. Wolf can persuade the rest of the gang to become… The Good Guys?

The Villains Trailer

Universal Pictures was kind enough to release not only a trailer for The villains but two. Both trailers demonstrate that the film is a great choice for families looking for movies to watch in the spring.

The cast of villains

Leading the group of villains gone “good” in the Dreamworks project, Academy Award-winning Sam Rockwell stars as Mr. Wolf. The actor has been a force in Hollywood, earning an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of George W. Bush in Vice and a win for his performance as Dixon in Three billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri.

Joining Rockwell is comedian Craig Robinson as Shark. Arguably most recognized for his roles as Darryl in the American version of Office and Nick in the hot tub time Machine films, Robinson also has experience in the world of animation. He has previously voiced characters in american dad, The Cleveland Show and Big mouth.

Also, it should be noted that Zazie Beetz is in the film. Beetz is having a busy spring as she also celebrates the return of the hit series Atlanta.

Here is a list of The villains the main cast:

  • Sam Rockwell as Mr. Wolf
  • Marc Maron as Snake
  • Craig Robinson as Shark
  • Anthony Ramos as Piranha
  • Awkwafina as Tarantula
  • Richard Ayoade as Professor Mamalade
  • Zazie Beetz as Diane Foxington aka The Crimson Paw
  • Lilly Singh as Tiffany Fluffit
  • Alex Borstein as Police Chief Misty Luggins

The director of villains

Direction The villains is Pierre Perifel. The film marks Perifel’s biggest directorial project of his career. However, he is certainly no newbie to the entertainment industry. He previously worked as a lead animator on Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rise of the Guardians. Additionally, he worked on shrek forever and the illusionist.

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