Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam, Moana, The Fast Saga) will voice Krypto the Superdog in the upcoming animated movie DC League of Super-Pets from Warner Bros. and Warner Group Animation. Johnson’s Seven Bucks production company will produce the project (via Deadline). The feature was originally planned for a 2021 release, but was delayed by the studio and will now arrive in theaters on May 20, 2022.
DC League of Super-Pets is written by Jared Stern (The Lego Batman Movie) and John Whittington (The Lego Ninjago Movie) and directed by Stern along with co-director Sam Levine (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero). The project is based on characters from DC Comics’ Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
The movie will mark the first time Superman’s beloved canine companion has appeared in a feature. An animated television series titled Krypto the Superdog ran for 39 episodes between 2005-2006, centering on the adventures of the Kryptonian superhero dog and his friends.
It was previously reported that DC League of Super-Pets could also feature the characters of Ace the Bat-Hound, Streaky the Super Cat, Supergirl’s horse, Comet, and the two super-powered monkeys Gleek and Beepo. Additional voiceover casting announcements should come soon.
Producers include Patricia Hicks and Stern along with Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia via their Seven Bucks Productions banner. John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, and Nicholas Stoller will executive produce.