All the way back in 1962, Action Comics #293 introduced the League of Super-Pets. The lineup included Krypto the Super dog, Streaky the Super Cat, Beppo the Super Monkey, and Come the Super Horse. They didn’t last long as they were erased from the mainstream continuity in 1986. The team would go dormant in comics for some time, with characters briefly appearing in Krypto The Superdog animated series. Yet, they did not return to comics until 2017’s DC Rebirth. Now with an animated feature film in the works, it seems the team is ready for a comeback with Dwayne Johnson revealing the cast for the upcoming project.
Johnson took to Twitter to confirm a star-studded cast for the upcoming animated film in which he stars as Krypto the Superdog. He confirmed that his long-time partner in crime, Kevin Hart, will voice Ace the Bathound. They will be joined by a star-studded cast, which includes Kate Mckinnon, John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Vannessa Byer, Natasha Lyonne, and Keanu Reeves. Their roles remain under wraps, but it would be pretty funny to see Krasinski voice Flexi the Plastic Bird for obvious reasons.
Ladies, gents & children of ALL AGES it’s my pleasure to INTRODUCE our star studded @DCSuperPets cast 🔥@sevenbucksprod + @dccomics = SUPERHERO & SUPER VILLAIN FUN for you & your families worldwide 🌍
Hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 8, 2021
DC’s Legion of Super-Pets is currently set to release on May 20th, 2022, and will be written and directed by Jared Sturn alongside Sam Levine. The film is set to be produced by Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. We also don’t know if any of the other DC heroes will appear alongside the super pets, or the focus remains purely on them. Hopefully, we’ll get more teases in the coming months to build up to next year’s release.