This is the year of the Dark Knight as fans of the Caped Crusader have a major addition to the long list of actors who have taken up the mantle of Batman. With Robert Pattinson becoming the latest face of Gotham’s protector, Warner Bros. has now confirmed that Keanu Reeves will play Batman in the upcoming DC League of Super-Pets. The animated movie adds Reeves to its stellar cast consisting of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, and Marc Maron. While it was earlier reported that Keanu Reeves was part of the movie, the studio finally confirmed his role in its latest teaser. With The Matrix and John Wick star on board, the DC League of Super-Pets is now expected to be one of the top earners of the studio upon its release. Here’s the latest teaser:
With Robert Pattinson being the most recent actor to play the live-action adaptation of Batman, the addition of Keanu Reeves will officially have four different actors playing the character in a single year. With Ben Affleck reprising his role in the upcoming The Flash, Michael Keaton will also be donning the cape once again after three decades for The Flash, as well as the upcoming Batgirl movie, that is set to release on HBO Max.
Keanu Reeves as Batman in DC League of Super-Pets
According to the official synopsis, DC League of Super-Pets will focus on the famous pets of our favorite members of the Justice League as they band together to save the world when their owners are kidnapped. With Dwayne Johnson leading the team as Krypto the SuperDog, he is joined by Kevin Hart’s Ace the Bat-Hound, Vanessa Bayer’s PB (Wonder Woman’s pet pig), Natasha Lyonne’s Merton (Flash’s pet turtle), and Diego Luna’s Ch’p (Green Lantern’s pet squirrel).
The Office star John Krasinski, who recently directed The Quiet Place 1 & 2, and is currently rumored to appear in Fanstastic Four, will give the voice for Clark Kent/Superman. Joining him will be Keanu Reeves as Bruce Wayne/Batman. While actors such as Kate McKinnon, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Jameela Jamil have been cast, their roles are undisclosed at the moment. Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack–Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel–to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.
In the recently released teaser, Keanu Reeves’ Batman and Kevin Hart’s Ace the Bat-Hound seem to bond with their shared grief of a traumatic childhood, albeit shown as comedic relief. Though the movie is expected to focus mostly on the super-pets, the addition of Keanu Reeves to the cast will surely leave fans ecstatic.
The DC League of Super-Pets is set to release on May 20, 2022, as the date was pushed a year due to the pandemic. It will be available on HBO Max 45 days after its release.