‘DC League of Super-Pets’ trailer showcases superpowers of Krypto the Super-Dog

Warner Bros. dropped the first official trailer of DC League of Super-Pets.

The trailer features Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Krypto the Superdog’ waking up John Clark Kent/Superman to take him for a walk. Krypto and Superman share a great bond but Krypto’s relationship with other animals is lacking. Lex Luthor takes out Superman, but a meteorite imbues several other animals with superpowers. Together, they form the League of Super-Pets to save the Man of Steel.

Johnson, of course, plays Krypto, while his ragtag band is made up of Ace (Kevin Hart), a hound who has super strength; PB (Vanessa Bayer), a pig named who can grow to a massive-size instantly; Merton (Natasha Lyonne) a turtle with super speed; and Chip (Diego Luna), a squirrel who can shoot electricity from his tiny fingertips

DC League of Super Pets slated for a summer 2022 release marks Johnson’s fourth collaboration with Hart; the two also starred in both Jumanji films and Central Intelligence together.Hart also had an uncredited part in Johnson’s Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

The movie is directed and written by Jared Stern along with Sam Levine who serves as the co-director. In addition to voicing the main character, Johnson is also producing the movie through his Seven Bucks production along with his partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Nicholas Stoller will serve as executive producers. 

The first-ever feature to star Superman’s best furry friend is based on the original Legion of Super-Pets, a fictional team of super-powered pets in the DC Universe. It is a team of super-powered animals including Krypto the Superdog, Streaky the Supercat, Beppo the Super-Monkey, and Comet the Super-Horse who fights crime together in secret. It was first introduced in 1962 in Adventure Comics #293 by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan, and George Klein.

DC League of Super-Pets to hit theatres on 20 May 2022.