While Warner Bros.' DC movie plans are moving along nicely with projects like Todd Phillips' Joker and Matt Reeves' Batman making progress, one of the studios' planned animated features is being pushed back, significantly. DC Super Pets, originally set to hit theaters in May, 2021, will now open a year later in May, 2022.
No specific reason for the change has been announced.
The film is inspired by DC's classic Legion of Super-Pets, which debuted in the early 1960s. However, DC Super Pets' current incarnation began as a children's book series released by Capstone Publishing, starring Superman's dog, Krypto; Batman's dog, Ace the Bat-Hound; Supergirl's horse, Comet, and cat, Streaky; Beppo the Super-Monkey; the Wonder Twins' monkey, Gleek; Wonder Woman's kangaroo Jumpa; Aquaman's seahorse Storm; The Flash's turtle, Whatzit; and the Green Lantern B'dg.
A DC Super Pets animated short also appeared as a part of Cartoon Network's DC Nation programming block.
The film will be directed by Jared Stern, best known as a writer of The LEGO Ninjago Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, and Sam Levine, and produced by Patty Hicks.
DC Super Pets follows the animated Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, based on the popular Cartoon Network series. The superhero comedy earned $52 million on a $10 million production budget, and earned widespread acclaim.