The Rock is currently filming Black Adam, his long-awaited debut as the DC Comics anti-hero, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility of adding another classic DC Comics character to his plate. In the forthcoming animated film DC League of Super Pets, the singer, boxer, tequila, and energy-drink magnate will voice Krypto the Superdog.
The League of Super Pets, based on the famous kid-friendly book series of the same name, follows the exploits of various animals from DC Comics’ stable of heroes (and villains), and The Rock is just the first major name to be added to the project. It also marks the continuation of The Rock’s development team’s relationship with Warner Bros. as the two dive deeper into the DC Comics universe.
Sam Levine co-directs the film, which is the first-ever feature to star Superman’s best friend and is produced by Warner Bros. and Warner Animation Group. In the near future, a wider voice-over cast will be revealed.
Patricia Hicks, Stern, and Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia are making the film under their Seven Bucks Productions banner.
The Rock’s casting as Superman’s best furry friend arrives on the heel of the actor offering fans a very tiny glimpse of his Black Adam costume on Instagram. The Rock slyly used the costume reveal to promote his new energy drink by posing for a photo while wearing his “black cloak of secrecy” that prevents wayward photos of his costume getting out while coming to and from the set.