There are plenty of superhero movies on the horizon, but what about those four-legged caped crusaders? Thankfully, Warner Bros. has your back with DC League of Super-Pets, an animated movie that finds Dwayne Johnson voicing Krypto, Superman’s loyal hound. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got a couple of new DC League of Super-Pets images that show off the whole team.
In addition to Dwayne Johnson as Krypto, DC League of Super-Pets also includes Kevin Hart as Ace, Natasha Lyonne as Merton the turtle, Vanessa Bayer as PB the pig, and Diego Luna as Chip the squirrel, and you can see all of them in the images above.
Although Krypto shares all of the same powers as his owner, he doesn’t know how to play with other pets, but that all changes when he’s forced to lead a team of newly powered rescue animals in order to save Metropolis. DC League of Super-Pets writer/director Jared Stern told Entertainment Weekly that he wanted to make a great superhero movie that just happens to be animated.
I wanted it to be a real threat that you felt lived up to not just a goofy movie, but a real serious superhero threat — but also one that uniquely can only be solved by a group of pets. I really wanted people to come away from this movie feeling like animation is a technique and not a genre. I wanted them to feel like, ‘That was a really great superhero movie and it had everything I love in a superhero movie: It had great action, was really fun.
Jared Stern added that the relationship between Krypto and Ace is the heart of the movie. “It’s a buddy story about those two guys,” Stern said. “[Krypto] flies above the streets, Ace is from the streets. He’s a shelter pet and so he knows a little bit more about being a regular dog. Their dynamic is figuring that out and butting heads in that way.” DC League of Super-Pets will hit theaters on May 20, 2022.