Dwayne Johnson is set to voice DC canine Krypto the Superdog in Warner Bros’ upcoming animated feature DC League of Super-Pets.
Johnson’s production company Seven Bucks has also signed on to produce.
The superhero action adventure from writer-director Jared Stern, which we hear Warner Bros. brass are really impressed by, hits theaters on May 20, 2022. The pic already was scheduled on the release calendar, but Johnson’s attachment is new. DC League of Super-Pets opens before Memorial Day weekend next year, which currently is chock-a-block with Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 7, Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 and an untitled Disney live-action title.
The film, from Warner Bros. and Warner Animation Group, is co-directed by Sam Levine and is the first feature to star Superman’s best friend. A larger voice-over cast will be announced in the near future.
Patricia Hicks, Jared Stern and, under their Seven Bucks Productions banner, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are producing the film. John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Nicholas Stoller are executive producing. The film is based on characters from DC. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
The project reps Johnson’s second with DC; he is shooting the New Line/DC movie Black Adam, in which he plays the title character, with Seven Bucks producing. Prior to that he made several WarnerMedia movies including Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas, Central Intelligence, and Rampage.