In May 2022 the world will be introduced to the “DC League of Super-Pets” animated movie, in which Krypto the Super-Dog will be forced to lead a team of newly powered rescue animals to save Metropolis.
“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,” director and screenwriter Jared Stern tells EW. “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.'”
At the core of the movie is the relationship between Krypto and Ace.
“It’s a buddy story about those two guys,” Stern says. “[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.”
Dwayne Johnson voices Krypto, Kevin Hart voices Ace, while the pair will be joined by Natasha Lyonne as Merton the turtle, Vanessa Bayer as PB the pig, and Diego Luna as Chip the squirrel.