through Warner Bros.
Somehow the best DC film of the yr up to now is an animated movie featuring Superman’s dog, Krypto. DC League of Super-Pets was released again in July 2022 and received a strong reception from both audiences and critics. The movie stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson because the voice of Krypto, whereas The Office star John Krasinski voices Superman himself. Also within the film’s solid is Keanu Reeves as Batman, Kevin Hart as Ace the Bat-Hound, and Kate McKinnon as an evil guinea pig named Lulu.
In addition to its optimistic critiques, DC League of Super-Pets also did not do too badly financially, nearly making back double its price range. Even the director of the film, Jared Stern, recently talked concerning the likelihood of a sequel, so it couldn’t have performed too badly.
With all that in mind, let’s unpack the ending of DC League of Super-Pets, and try to come up with a attainable angle that a second installment might run with.
What would a DC League of Super-Pets 2 look like?
DC League of Super-Pets was a enjoyable animated look at how Krypto and Ace became pals, while Krypto teamed up with him and another fun animals to avoid wasting the Justice League, and finally accept Superman’s relationship with Lois Lane (Olivia Wilde). The two Super-Pets had been joined by other superpowered animals like PB (Vanessa Bayer) the potbellied pig who can change her size at will, Merton (Natasha Lyonne) the turtle who has tremendous speed, Chip (Diego Luna) a squirrel who has the power to conjure electrical energy from his arms, Keith (Thomas Middleditch) a guinea pig who has water powers, and Mark (Ben Schwartz) one other guinea pig however this one has fireplace powers.
Each of these pets finally ends up pairing with one member of the Justice League with Ace becoming a member of Batman, PB joining Wonder Woman (Jameela Jamil), Merton joining The Flash (John Early), Chip becoming a member of Jessica Cruz (Dascha Polanco) who is the Green Lantern, Keith becoming a member of Aquaman (Jemaine Clement), and Mark joining Cyborg (Daveed Diggs). Throughout DC League of Super-Pets we additionally see Ace gain super energy, and Lulu features telekinesis with the latter becoming a member of Mercy Graves (Maya Erskine), Lex Luthor’s assistant within the first post-credits scene.
The last post-credits scene in the movie sees Dwayne Johnson return not only as Krypto, but additionally to make his debut as Black Adam and his pet Basenji. This would most likely have little bearing on a sequel, however quite acts as a fun nod selling the upcoming Black Adam movie by which Johnson has the starring role. So if the post-credits scene seemingly does not arrange a sequel, what thread within the first movie could probably be turned into one other entry in the DC League of Super-Pets franchise?
We by no means did get a glimpse of Gotham City in DC League of Super-Pets, or any of Batman’s villains. So the sequel would possibly see Krypto journey to Gotham to help Ace out with some crime preventing, and go up against a few of Batman’s villains. After all, he does have many animal-themed villains like Catwoman, Killer Croc, the Penguin, the Court of Owls, and Man-Bat, amongst others. The superheroic pets could additionally go up in opposition to the pets of those villains, as even the Joker and Harley Quinn have had pet hyenas prior to now, named Bud and Lou. After having Lex Luthor (Marc Maron) as the principle human villain of the film and Metropolis because the film’s main setting, it might be good to see how the pets in Gotham City act and this could be a nice idea for a possible sequel.
With the tip of the movie seeing Superman finally suggest to Lois Lane, it would be fascinating for a sequel to DC League of Super-Pets to have Krypto have adventures with Lois and Clark’s baby Jonathan Kent. We didn’t get a lot of Krypto growing up with Clark, just about only what was on the ship which brought Kal-El to Earth. Jon may also not be born with the powers in the film, with Krypto having to guard the child, like Baby’s Day Out but with a superpowered canine.
With Ace now working alongside Batman/Bruce Wayne, it might make sense for them to introduce a child counterpart for him as nicely. This could be one of the Robin’s, and historically Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne – the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al’Ghul – adventure together to form the Super-Sons. It wouldn’t be beyond the pale to think about a sequel for DC League of Super-Pets to have two boys combating crime with their pet canine, that looks as if an animated film that youngsters would be able to latch on to. Or along with this concept, they might introduce Superman’s cousin, Supergirl, and her pet cat who’s just like Krypto named Streaky. This may enable for a Garfield-like plot, where Krypto feels jealous concerning the new cat on the town, maybe even mirroring Superman’s personal feelings in the event that they choose to go this fashion.
DC League of Intergalactic Super-Pets
At the end of the film, as we mentioned previously, the squirrel Chip ends up teaming up with the Green Lantern, even getting a Green Lantern ring of his own. This could probably result in a spin-off the place Chip is a half of a team of pets or alien-like creatures in house. There are completely different house creatures within the DC Universe, in reality, Chip is supposed to be one of them, as his comedian book counterpart is identified as Ch’p and is from one other planet. There can also be a Red Lantern named Dex-Starr – who is a cat – who may serve as the villain of this spin-off, as nicely as the intergalactic being Starro who’s an alien starfish.
There are positively avenues that a sequel or spin-off for DC League of Super-Pets could take. Who knew that the DC universe was so full of animals and villains who use animals of their name? Surely the wait to find out if a sequel or spin-off shall be made, will not be an extreme amount of longer because the movie seemingly did properly both commercially and critically, and DC appears to be in want of a win.
Catch DC League of Super-Pets when it flies into HBO Max on Sept. 26, 2022.