‘Superman: Legacy’ Helmer James Gunn Teases Krypto Appearance

Is Krypto making his big screen debut?

Krypto the Superdog Superman DC Comics

The upcoming DC Universe movie Superman Legacy may feature a beloved character from the Superman comic books: Krypto, the Superdog. The film’s writer and director, James Gunn, hinted at Krypto’s appearance during an interview with the Toronto Sun. Gunn, who is also known for his work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, joked about offering the role of Krypto to Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Pratt.

During the interview, James Gunn and Chris Pratt bantered back and forth about the possibility of Pratt portraying Krypto in the DC Universe. Gunn even suggested that Pratt would have to do motion capture on set and walk around on his hands and knees, much like Maria Bakalova did for her role as Cosmo the Spacedog in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Despite the humorous tone of the conversation, Gunn’s comments strongly suggest that Krypto will make an appearance in Superman: Legacy.

Also known as the Superdog, Krypto is a fan-favorite character from the pages of DC Comics. He is a white dog with superpowers, including super strength, heat vision and super speed. Krypto has been featured in various Superman adaptations, including the popular animated TV series Superman: The Animated Series and Krypto the Superdog.

With Superman: Legacy now in pre-production, casting news and other updates are sure to follow in the coming months. While no official casting announcements have been made, there has been plenty of speculation about who could take on the role of Superman in the DC Studios movie.

DC Studios is casting a new Kal-El for Superman: Legacy, as the DC Universe movie explores the early years of the Last Son of Krypton, around the time he first stats working at the Daily Planet in Metropolis. As such, Henry Cavill is not returning as the DC Comics hero.

Superman’s DC Universe Future

Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world. The choice to focus on the early years of his career is a bold move that could potentially breathe new life into the character and appeal to a younger generation of fans.

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.