Dwayne Johnson to star in DC League of Super Pets as Krypto the Super-Dog
The animated film is set to hit the big screen in May next year.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been cast in the upcoming Warner Bros. movie DC League of Super-Pets, taking on the role of Krypto the Super-Dog.
The animated film centres on Superman's dog, who teams up with a flying cat to stop crime while the famous Man of Steel is not around. It is set to be released in cinemas on 20 May, 2022.
Written and directed by Jared Stern, the film will be the first-ever feature to star Superman's pet. As of yet, there have been no other announcements regarding other cast members, but Variety reports that the studio is hoping to get an A-list cast to voice the other two and four-legged heroes and villains in the film.
Been “classified” for a while now - excited to finally announce it, because I know the FUN this movie will bring families 🌎😊
From #BlackAdam⚡️ to Superman’s dog, #Krypto 🐕 it’s a privilege to help build out our @DCComics Universe.
“DC’s LEAGUE OF SUPER PETS”@SevenBucksProd https://t.co/KMdvR1Vy6v
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 21, 2021
Not only is Johnson voicing the main character, but he is also producing the movie through his company Seven Bucks Productions.
It is not set to be his only appearance in the DC universe though. The Rock is playing supervillain Black Adam in the character's big-screen debut next year.
Black Adam will also star Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge and Pierce Brosnan, and will be released on 29 July, 2022.
It seems that Johnson is a busy man at the moment though. He has a number of other movies in the works, including Disney’s Jungle Cruise, an action-adventure inspired by the theme park ride (set for 30 July), as well as Red Notice, a comedic thriller that co-stars Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds.
Red Notice, which was originally at Universal, was sold to Netflix and will debut on the streaming platform sometime in 2021.