The DC's Super Pets movie is scheduled to hit theaters on May 21st, 2021. The project was first talked about in the summer of 2018, but not a lot of news has dropped since then. However, it looks like DC Films and Warner Bros. are looking to get the project moving forward soon. The release date news was announced last night and got lost in the shuffle because of The Batman and Suicide Squad 2 release date news, which were included in the same report.
DC Super Pets consists of a group of animals, including Ace the Bat-Hound, Krypto the Super-Dog, and Streaky the Super-Cat. They got their start in 1962 when they appeared in Adventure Comics #293 and have since shown up on the Cartoon Network for a series of shorts. But, Warner Bros. is taking the pets to the big screen, though not much else about the project has been revealed at this time. It 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.
When the DC Super Pets movie was first announced in July, directors Jared Stern and Sam Levine were on board with producer Patty Hicks. The crime fighting team has had many missions, but their big screen mission will probably be the biggest one yet. Details about the story have not been revealed and it is not clear who will star in the project either. With that being said, the movie will kick off the 2021 summer blockbuster season and will more than likely be a box office success upon its release.
DC Super Pets features Superman's dog, Krypto; Batman's dog, Ace the Bat-Hound; and Supergirl's cat, Streaky, but more heroes could be added to that list before the movie hits theaters in 2021. A lot can happen between now and then, but the family-friendly movie will hit theaters a month before Matt Reeves' often-talked about The Batman, and two months before Suicide Squad 2, which features former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn at the helm from a screenplay that he wrote. Summer 2021 is looking like it's going to be a huge time for DC Films and Warner Bros.
Jared Stern is probably best-known for his screenplays for Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Lego Batman Movie, and The Lego Ninjago Movie. While not much information about the DC Super Pets movie is available, it is believed that it will be a family-oriented affair, especially considering Stern's resume. Hopefully some more specific information will be announced in the coming weeks now that we have a firm release date. Even though there is a release date, a lot can go down between now and 2021. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to announce that the DC Super Pets movie is officially on the way.