Former WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has landed another DC Comics role. Deadline reports that Rock is set to voice Krypto the Super-Dog in the upcoming animated feature from Warner Bros. – The DC League of Super-Pets.
Rock’s Seven Bucks production company will produce the animated movie, which will hit theaters on May 20, 2022. The superhero action adventure from writer-director Jared Stern is the first feature to star Superman’s best friend, which is Rock’s character. Sam Levine will co-direct the film, which is being released by Warner Bros. and Warner Animation Group. It was noted that a larger voice-over cast will be announced in the near future.
This is Rock’s second project with DC. He is also filming the “Black Adam” movie from New Line/DC, which Seven Bucks is also producing. Rock stars as the title character in that movie, which is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2022.
Besides Krypto the Super-Dog, the DC League of Super-Pets also includes Streaky the Super-Cat, Ace the Bat-Hound, Comet the Super-Horse, Beppo the Super-Monkey, and Proty the Extraterrestrial, among others. The group first appeared together in February 1962, but was removed from mainstream DC storylines in 1986. A newer version of the team returned to DC storylines in 2017.