‘I’ve always wanted to play Batman’: Keanu Reeves Addresses Playing the Dark Knight in DC’s Super-Pets, Teases He’s Always Open For a Live-Action Adaptation

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Known for its gallery of iconic superheroes and rogues, DC comics have become a mainstay of current culture. Despite having a tumultuous cinematic universe, its properties are still hot tickets, The Batman‘s box office for example totaling $770 million worldwide.


Alongside Superman, Batman is one of the most important properties DC owns. Spanning over comics, movies, shows, animated movies, and shows as well as video games. In the latest incarnation, we see Batman in the animated film DC League of Super-Pets.

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DC League of Super-Pets stars the Rock as Krypto

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DC League of Super-Pets comes out soon

Directed by Jared Stern and Sam Levine, DC League of Super-Pets follows the journey of the Superhero’s pets starring Dwayne Johnson as Krypto and Kevin Hart as Ace. It is the second DC movie on Superman’s dog since “Krypto The Super Dog” (2005).

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DC League of Super-Pets Batman’s pet Ace voiced by Kevin Hart

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The starring of the Rock is no random choice either, he’s already a producer and stars as the titular character in Black Adam (2022), which is expected to release in a few months.


Keanu Reeves always wanted to be Batman

Starring alongside a star-studded cast is the Speed star, Keanu Reeves giving his voice to Batman. Last starring in a DC production as John Constantine in Constantine (2005). the film became a cult hit and still has a strong fanbase.

In a brief interview with Access, talking about DC League of Super-Pets, Keanu Reeves stated


“it’s always fun to first of all be a part of a film and then part of a film you love and then to have an opening”

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Furthermore, when asked about his experience in voicing Batman, she spoke about how he’s always found the character fascinating and wanted to become to Caped Crusader for some time, sparking an interest in seeing him portray the character too. He stated:

“I’ve always wanted to play batman so I mean I love the character and uh the comic book character and all of the incarnations of the character so to be able to say  ‘i am the batman'”

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This is Keanu Reeves’ third appearance in an animated film

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Since no definitive actor is playing Batman, it is not far-fetched to see another actor get the shot at playing the dark knight. Since Keanu Reeves is no stranger to action scenes, even at the age of 57, it only strengthens his chances.

DC League of Super-Pets is set to release on July 29 of this year in theatres.


Written by Nikhil Makwana

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Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.