to come DC League of Super-Pets Krypto borrows from the comics stories from the Superdog and Ace the Bat-Hound, but the film draws from some real-world inspiration as well. Director Jared Stern recently sat down with ComicBook, where he opened up about where his inspiration for an animal gathering of superheroes first came from.
“My wife volunteers at a local pet shelter, and I went to a bar because I’m not a nice person. And when I was there, I saw there were these cute little kittens in the front room, it’s a miracle when No pet is adopted, but I felt like those kittens had a good shot,” Stern said. “And then in the back room, there were these older pets and some with different problems and it felt like they didn’t have as good a shot at adoption. And in fact, they lived there, they And it was sweet, it was great that the shelter took care of them, but I don’t know why I got the idea, ‘What if these pets got superpowers?’ Maybe because they made me feel so powerless, ‘What if they had powers?'”
This spark paired perfectly with Stern’s existing partnership at Warner Bros. from there, DC League of Super-Pets was born.
“I was already working with Warner Bros. and DC, and I knew about super-pets. I mashed those two ideas together. It probably did the origin story of our super-pets in our film.” Origin story,” Stern continued. “And so from there, I knew I wanted a bunch of pets at a metropolitan animal shelter and it made sense that there must be a dog, obviously, like Ace, and maybe a squirrel like Chip and like Merton. The tortoise might be there. “
He continued, “We love the original army of super-pets like Comet and Beppo, but they are Superman-centric. We wanted to be among the potential pets for the entire Justice League. Our origin story is Rescue Pets.” So we leaned into DC animals that made sense at a Metropolis shelter, and probably matched up with our Justice League.”
This animated animal adventure marks a return to the world of comic book movies for most of its cast. John Krasinski, who voices Superman, is fresh off his appearance as Reed Richards Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, while others like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jameela Jamil, who voiced Krypto and Wonder Woman respectively, are joining the live-action hero projects later this year. The familiarity of the superhero extends to behind the camera, as Stern himself has experience in the DC realm. stern worked before lego batman movie2017 spinoff of the critically acclaimed the LEGO movieWhich was the latest in a career that has been throughout animation.
The filmmaker joked, “I’ve been so lucky to start my career. I’ve worked in animation for some amazing people, and I stole as much as I could.” “I started at Disney Feature Animation and I’m done with [John] mascar and [Ron] Clements, who did aladdinAnd the little Mermaid And moana recently. I was there for like five years and just soaking up as much as I could. and then from there, I went and worked with [Phil] god and [Christopher] Miller and all the other wonderful people who worked on this lego Movies like five years. So I’ve been really lucky to have got really good teachers.”
time with stern lego The franchise taught him valuable skills which he has used in all his subsequent projects.
“I think that’s probably the most important thing I’ve learned, especially lego “And until they take the film out of your cold, dead hands, we always try to push ourselves to make it better, never admitting that something is okay or good,” Stern said. Enough, as original as possible, as funny as possible, as emotional as possible.”
While Stern had comic book movie experience, his vocal role was his debut in the genre in two different films simultaneously. shot by dwayne johnson above black adam same time as super-pets production schedule.
“He’d go back and forth, he’d take one of them, and he’d come,” Stern said. “It was great. I mean, he’s obviously a fan and he’s super invested in everything he does, he doesn’t just do it like a freak, he really puts his everything into it.” So if there was anyone who could do two superhero movies at the same time, it’s definitely Dwayne. I think when I first worked with him, when I started, I was really scared because he’s the rock and he’s a big dude and he’s a huge movie star Pushing to improve, apart from how clearly talented he is.”
super-pets Goes beyond the surface with his presentation, as Stern teases that there are plenty of nuggets for eagle-eyed fans of DC lore to find.
“There are fun things on the shelves in Superman’s apartment, I would say, the kind you can put on your shelf or artwork like a bottle,” Stern revealed. “There are fun things to see in their apartment. And there are definitely fun things to do in that city scene you were talking about from the trailer. There’s a lot of billboards, all the restaurants come from either comics or little things.” There’s some fun stuff like comic book canon, and then just references to the amazing people we love and are fans of.”
DC League of Super-Pets Coming to theaters Friday, July 29. Watch Stern’s full interview above!
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