DreamWorks Animation Sets ‘The Bad Guys 2’ For Late Summer 2025

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation are readying a sequel to their $250M-grossing 2022 hit, The Bad Guys, which will release on Aug. 1, 2025.

Uni already had the date reserved for an untitled DreamWorks Animation title.

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The Bad Guys 2 follows the crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws who are struggling to find trust and acceptance in their newly minted lives as Good Guys. However, they’re pulled out of retirement and forced to do “one last job” by an all-female squad of criminals.

Part two will reteam the first pic’s filmmakers and cast. The movie is based on Aaron Blabey’s New York Times best-selling book series.

Oscar winner Sam Rockwell is back as dashing reformed pickpocket Mr. Wolf; Marc Maron plays safe-cracker Mr. Snake, Craig Robinson is master-of-disguise Mr. Shark, Grammy winner Anthony Ramos portrays short-fused Mr. Piranha and Golden Globe winner Awkwafina will reprise her expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka “Webs.”

Also returning are Zazie Beetz as Diana Foxington, BAFTA winner Richard Ayoade as Professor Marmalade, Emmy winner Alex Borstein as police chief Misty Luggins and Lilly Singh as Tiffany Fluffit.

Pierre Perifel is directing with Damon Ross producing. The co-director is JP Sans, who served as head of character animation on The Bad Guys, and the music is by Oscar-nominated returning composer Daniel Pemberton.

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