On the surface, DC League of Super-Pets doesn’t sound like the kind of project worth getting excited about. Fans of the comic book company’s feature film production have spent years lobbying for the SnyderVerse, Henry Cavill, a Ben Affleck Batman film and more, so kid-friendly animation about a superhero squad animals would not seem to generate much interest in the surface.
However, that all changed when the voice cast was announced. Dwayne Johnson will head the set as Krypto the Superdog and produce through his Seven Bucks banner, while his regular co-star Kevin Hart has signed as Ace the Bat-Hound. On top of that, Marc Maron will play Lex Luthor, as well as undisclosed roles for John Krasinski, Kate McKinnon, Diego Luna, Jameela Jamil and Keanu Reeves.
Yes DC League of Super-Pets hits hard, could we envision another shared universe, this time focused on anthropomorphized crime fighters? Well, screenwriter Brian Lynch certainly hopes so, after pitching the studio his idea for an all-animal version of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal. Watchmen.
The Puss in Boots and The Secret Life of Pets The scribe introduced Nite Owl as a cockatiel dressed as an owl, Dr. Manhattan as a blue cat that lives on the Moon, and Rorschach as a Dalmatian with spots that change depending on his temperament. While this is obviously ironic, and would likely piss off Moore more than any other adaptation of his work so far, a pet-centric rotation on Watchmen seems so wild and out there that we somehow would like it to happen.