Dwayne Johnson, who stars as the voice of Superman’s beloved pet labrador retriever Krypto the Superdog, opened the presentation by saying the film has a “tremendous cast,” and “optically, it’s a beautiful film.” The central conceit is looking at the lives of the pets of the Justice League, and based on the footage shown, the film seems to share a similar vibe as “The Secret Life of Pets” combined with the sensibilities of DC Comics’ incredible reputation for animated creativity. Johnson said that the film also leans on “the chemistry between [himself] and Kevin Hart,” and that the “unique dynamic is shown throughout the film.” In case you haven’t heard, Hart will be playing Ace the Bat dog, the lovable mutt of, you guessed it, Aquaman! Just kidding, it’s Batman’s dog. Obviously.
Footage was shown of Krypto grabbing Lois Lane by the ankle and hurling her into the sea, clearly jealous because his owner Clark Kent was going out with her on a date and Krypto didn’t want to be alone. Ace the Bat dog admits that he licks himself all the time, which would sound weird from a character that isn’t a dog, but works really well here. We also see footage of a tiny cat creature flashing kryptonite in Superman’s face, because of course if we’re going to have a movie with a dog hero, the obvious villain is going to be a cat, likely Isis (Natasha Lyonne), Catwoman’s pet cat and a real villainess. At one point, we see a shot of a pig named PB (Vanessa Bayer) who can grow to giant-size, and Diego Luna’s Chip, a squirrel who acquires electric powers and later becomes Green Lantern’s pet.
“DC League Of Super-Pets” is due out in theaters on July 29, 2022.