Director Jared Stern explains why Keanu Reeves was chosen to voice Batman in DC’s League of Super-Pets.
Ahead of John Wick 4’s War with the High Table, Reeves will provide the voice for the Dark Knight in DC’s League of Super-Pets, which opens in theaters July 29.
As the title suggests, the animated film focuses on the pets of iconic DC superheroes. In addition to Reeves, the cast is a generous one, including Dwayne Johnson as Krypto, Kevin Hart as Ace, John Krasinski as Superman, Marc Maron as Lex Luthor, as well as Vanessa Bayer, Kate McKinnon, Natasha Lyonne and Diego Luna.
“Keanu Reeves’ voice was a perfect fit”
Inspired by DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Pets, Stern’s film follows the story of Krypto the Super-Dog, Ace the Bat-Hound and a misfit group of super animals on a rescue mission for Superman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League after they are captured.
In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Jared Stern discussed Keanu Reeves’ role in DC’s League of Super-Pets. According to the director, Reeves was the perfect choice for Batman.
“Keanu Reeves’ voice was a perfect fit, I think he would have been a great real Batman, but he’s also great as our animated Batman and, most importantly, for our movie. I think he’s a guy who really loves animals. And I think he had fun with this role. I’m looking forward to directing with these wonderful actors and actors I’ve loved all my life. When you work on an animated film, it makes you a kid again. It’s been pretty fun,” Jared Stern confessed to the aforementioned source.
So, if you’re curious to find out exactly how well Keanu Reeves’ voice fits, you can go see DC League of Super-Pets in theaters in two days.