Based on Aaron Blabey’s bestselling book series of the same name, The Bad Guys is an action comedy from DreamWorks Animation about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws about to attempt their most challenging con yet: becoming model citizens.
The Bad Guys is composed of the dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson), short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina), a.k.a. “Webs.”
Fun fact: In the book series, Tarantula is actually a “Mr.” But when adapting the story for the screen, Blabey was supportive of the filmmakers switching the character to be a badass female techie.
After years of countless heists and being the world’s most wanted villains, however, the gang is finally caught. To avoid prison, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal: 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, however, they become caught up in the nefarious plot of a new villain. Can Mr. Wolf and the rest of the gang save the city and become The Good Guys?
The Bad Guys, a Universal Pictures International release, will open in local cinemas on April 27.