In 2022, the pets of DC's greatest superheroes will take the spotlight in DC League of Super-Pets. Directed by Jared Stern and Sam Levine, the movie will focus on Ace the Bat-Hound (Kevin Hart), Krypto the Super-Dog (Dwayne Johnson), Chip the Squirrel (Diego Luna), Merton the Turtle (Natasha Lyonne) and PB the Pig (Vanessa Bayer), as they band together to save the day.
League of Super-Pets boasts an impressive cast that also includes Kate McKinnon, Keanu Reeves and John Krasinski. Much like his co-stars, Krasinski's role had been kept a mystery, but we finally have confirmation of whom the former The Office star will be lending his voice to: The Man of Steel himself, Superman.
Krasinski took to Twitter to confirm his role in League of Super-Pets with a still from the movie, featuring Superman flying alongside Krypto:
It's worth noting that Superman's costume is heavily inspired by the suit he sported in the 1940s' Superman cartoons.
Funnily enough, Krasinski briefly discussed Superman during a 2018 interview with The Independent for his Prime Video series, Jack Ryan. Talking about what appealed to him about Ryan, the actor stated that, as a child, he saw it possible for him to play a character like the CIA analyst, as opposed to a character like the Man of Steel:
"I think that there's an everyman quality to Jack that certainly my character in The Office had, and I think that's what I connected to [...] There was a nerdy part of me as a kid that went, 'Oh, I could be Jack Ryan' whereas I couldn't be Superman. There is such an appeal to playing a guy who is a real person, that you might see in a bar – he's an actual superhero that could exist."
The actor has been a fan-favorite to portray Reed Richards in Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four reboot. While that's always been a pipe dream, it's great to see him actually taking on a comic-book role, even if it's not for a live-action project.
DC League of Super-Pets won't be the first time that Krasinski has worked in animation. The A Quiet Place star has lent his voice to films like Shrek the Third, Monsters vs. Aliens, Monsters University and Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises.
DC League of Super-Pets will fly into theaters on May 20, 2022.