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‘DC League of Super-Pets’ flies into action in latest trailer

By Christian Imperio Published Nov 24, 2021 11:13 am

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the first official trailer for its upcoming animated film, DC League of Super-Pets.

Undoubtedly the next best thing to traditional superhero movies, DC League of Super-Pets follows the story of Superman's good doggo, Krypto the Superdog, and his own league of four-legged superfriends.

The brand new trailer begins with Krypto's attempts to wake up Superman for him to be able to go outside for an early morning walk. The clip then proceeds to showcase a slight nod to Marvel with Clark Kent's 'Iron Man' pun as well as Krypto's awkward conversation with an unsuspecting chonky corgi.

But when the Man of Steel and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped while attempting to defeat Lex Luthor, Krypto decides to take the matter in his own paws and recruits a rag-tag shelter pack of Super-Pets, which include a dog that possess super strength, a pig that can grow to cosmic sizes at will, a turtle that can move at super-fast speeds, and a squirrel that can shoot lightning from his hands.

Red Notice's Dwayne Johnson, who is also starring in another DC film, Black Adam, is lending his voice to Superman's loyal sidekick, with Clark Kent being voiced by The Office alum John Krasinski.

Additional cast members include Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves. 

Hart is taking the role of Batman's dog, Ace the Bat Hound, while Lyonne is voicing Flash's turtle, Merton. Luna is providing his voice to Green Lantern's squirrel, Chip, while Bayer is playing the role of Wonder Woman's pig, PB. Reeves' role, meanwhile, remains a mystery as of this writing.

Created by Otto Binder and Curt Swan, Krypto made its debut in 1955's Adventure Comics #210. In the story, the superpowered canine was initially used as a test subject for one of Jor-El's prototype rockets bound for Earth. Although the rocket was accidentally knocked off-course and drifted through space, Krypto eventually landed on Earth and got reunited with his bestfriend, Kal-El.

Even though the super pooch was only intended as a one-off character in the comics, Krypto inevitably charmed his way into the DC fandome and later became a regular member of Superboy's cast.

Written and directed by Jared Stern, Warner Bros. Pictures' DC League of Super-Pets is being produced by Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions, with Patricia Hicks, Stern, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia attached as producers. John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Nicholas Stoller, meanwhile, are executive producing.

The highly-awaited DC animated film is slated to hit theaters on May 20, 2022.