The Legion of Super-Pets originated in Adventure Comics #293 in 1962 and in more recent times have featured in a number of books with Capstone Publishing and a series of Cartoon Network shorts; THR reports that ‘[the film] will more than likely be animated, but that has yet to be announced. It’s also possible that the project could be a live-action/CGI hybrid’. While there is no casting info for DC Super Pets yet, we know that Jared Stern and Sam Levine are set to direct, with Patty Hicks producing – Stern wrote the script for 2017’s The LEGO Batman Movie, which suggests Warner Bros. are aiming for a humorous, light-hearted tone. This makes a lot of sense: the subject matter very clearly lends itself to children’s entertainment in a way other DC properties decidedly do not.
Besides this, details on the film are scarce – we’re not even sure which animals will be appearing, though Ace the Bat-Hound and Krypto the Super-Dog are probable candidates. What’s clear is that Warner Bros. have big plans for the summer of 2021, and the inclusion of a more overtly family film alongside the likely much darker The Batman and The Suicide Squad is in line with their plans to drop a shared universe in favor of more individualized offerings.
We can probably expect more info on DC Super Pets to come relatively soon as the release date moves closer.
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