DC League of Super-Pets merchandise offers the best look yet at the colorful cast of the titular team and their Justice League counterparts.
New merch for DC’s League of Super-Pets has given a better look at the film’s version of the Justice League and their pet companions. The film’s plot is set to focus on Krypto (Dwayne Johnson) as he teams up with a group of shelter pets who are given superpowers after the Justice League is captured by the Lex Luthor. The film was originally set to release on May 20, 2022, but was one of many films that Warner Bros. delayed and will now arrive in theaters on July 29, 2022.
With a tie-in Super-Pets video game set for release in May 2022 and a prime summer release date, Warner Bros. is hoping for a big hit on their hands with the DC League of Super-Pets. The movie is one of the last major tentpoles of the summer, and being released almost a month after The Minions: The Rise of Gru gives the film a great window to capture the family audience crowd. With only four months away, the marketing campaign will soon kick into high gear.
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Warner Bros. unveiled some new merchandise that put a spotlight on the various characters of the film. The film’s Justice League consists of Superman (John Krasinski), Batman (Keanu Reeves), Wonder Woman (), The Flash, and Jessica Cruz’s Green Lantern (Dascha Polanco), while the Super-Pets consist of Krypto (Johnson), Ace the Bathound (Kevin Hart), Wonder Woman’s pet pig PB (Vanessa Bayer), Melton the Turtle (Natasha Lyonne), and Chip the Squirrel (Diego Luna). Another mysterious character is present in the poster, Pigasus, and it is unknown if the character is an alley of the Justice League or a foe aligned with Lex Luthor. See the promotional artwork below:
One notable absent character is Cyborg, who was seen in the film’s trailer. While the Justice League characters showcased are ones who also have pets and Cyborg does not appear to have one, one can’t help but wonder if the exclusion is deliberate after the recent feud Ray Fisher has had with Warner Bros. regarding the handling of the internal investigation regarding the Justice League reshoots. Fisher refused to work with Warner Bros. unless the issue was resolved, and the studio wrote the character out of the upcoming Flash film. That being said, Fisher likely isn’t voicing Cyborg in DC League of Super-Pets.
DC League of Super-Pets alongside The Batman show Warner Bros.’s willingness to experiment with the DC brand and use their characters to reach various audiences. This is probably only the beginning of DC’s League of Super-Pets as Warner Bros. has various spin-off series on HBO Max for their DC films so it is highly likely this will lead to an animated series focused on the colorful cast of characters. Follow-up projects for DC’s League of Super-Pets could also introduce more classic DC pets like Supergirl’s cat Streaky, Aquaman’s octopus Topo and even Bat Cow.
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