John Krasinski Cast as Superman in Dwayne Johnson's League of Super-Pets

The Office and A Quiet Place star John Krasinski will voice Superman in the upcoming DC League of Super-Pets film.

"Always wanted to do a buddy movie with [The Rock]," Krasinski tweeted to accompany a picture of Krypto and Superman flying side-by-side. "Well, these are the roles we were born to play! (FYI... DJ’s the one with the tongue)."

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Krasinski was one of several actors cast in mystery Super-Pets roles in June, along with Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna and Keanu Reeves. They joined the previously announced Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Krypto the Superdog and Kevin Hart as the Bat-Hound. Three months later, Marc Maron joined the cast as Lex Luthor.

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DC League of Super-Pets is loosely inspired by the Legion of Super-Pets, which debuted in 1962's Adventure Comics #293 by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan and George Klein and consisted of Beppo the Super-Monkey, Comet the Super-Horse, Krypto the Superdog, Streaky the Supercat and later grew to include Detective Chimp, Proty II, Bat-Cow, Flexi the Plastic Bird, Clay Critter and Titus.

The animated film was announced in 2018, with The LEGO Batman Movie's Jared Stern both penning and directing the feature.

"It's a lot of fun," producer Hiram Garcia said in August. "As a Superman fan and a huge dog lover, having the ability to tell the story of Krypto and Superman is a dream come true! It's such a charming story, and then in addition we get to introduce the League of Super-Pets and all those wonderful characters. We have such an amazing cast of actors, and anytime you can get Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart together doing what they do, you know it's going to be a big, fun ride for audiences."

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"This is such a huge project that we've been working on for a while, so we were thrilled when we finally made the announcement," he continued. " [Seven Bucks co-founder and co-owner] Dany [Garcia], Dwayne and I have always been big DC fans at heart, so to be able to play in this space and tell these stories, based on these beloved characters, is truly an honor. I think fans are going to be very happy with what we've been cooking up. That is set to come out next year in May."

DC League of Super-Pets arrives in theaters May 20, 2022.

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