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The Bad Guys 2 Set for a Summer 2025 Release

Universal Pictures will release DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys 2 on Friday, August 1, 2025, the studio announced today.

The first film hit theaters in April 2022 and grossed $250.4 million worldwide, with $97.5 million coming from North American theaters and $152.9 million from international markets. The movie has also been successful in streaming on services like Netflix, Peacock, and Prime Video.

The Bad Guys 2 Set for a Summer 2025 Release

Who’s badder than The Bad Guys? The Bad Girls. In the new chapter of DreamWorks Animation‘s acclaimed action-comedy hit about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws, The Bad Guys struggle to find trust and acceptance in their newly minted lives as Good Guys when they are pulled out of retirement and forced to do “one last job” by an all-female squad of criminals.

Based on the New York Times best-selling book series by Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys 2 reunites the film’s all-star cast and filmmakers.

Returning to their roles as The Bad Guys are Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell as dashing reformed pickpocket Mr. Wolf, Marc Maron as safe-cracker Mr. Snake, Craig Robinson as master of disguise Mr. Shark, Grammy winner Anthony Ramos as the short-fused Mr. Piranha, and Golden Globe winner Awkwafina as expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka “Webs.”

The A-list comedic cast includes the return of 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.

The Bad Guys 2 is directed by returning filmmaker Pierre Perifel and produced by returning producer Damon Ross.

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 (the Spider-Verse films).