In our opinion, Keanu Reeves could nail basically any role. And the internet at large pretty much agrees. This means there has been a lot of speculation on superhero roles Keanu Reeves could play, especially in the MCU. And fans have cast him in everything and anything. But now, Reeves is finally making moves in the world of heroes. Big moves. Reeves will become vengeance. He will become the night. Keanu Reeves will play, or more specifically voice, Batman in the upcoming movie DC League of Super-Pets.
Honestly, it feels like high time a cinematic Dark Knight got himself a dog. Batman is known for his moody, loner, some might say, emo ways. But he doesn’t really need vengeance. What he needs (aside from therapy) is a loyal partner in crime, that’s always happy to see him, and watches his back, and… Okay, so he does have Robin, already. But come on people, the answer is clear. Batman needs his super-pet. And what better Batman to get a dog than one voiced by Keanu Reeves. Honestly, we need the live-action version, stat. Sad Keanu as Batman plus a puppy is definitely what we all deserve.
Ace the Bat-Hound does hail right from Batman’s comics. And we’re glad to see him join the gang of DC League of Super-Pets. As this trailer makes clear, he too could use some company. And we don’t quite know if that company should be only Batman. In the new glimpse of the movie, we see Ace and Batman bearing some of their scars to one another. “I’m not really great with animals,” Keanu Reeves’ Batman confesses. And that works, because Ace doesn’t love people. (It’s to do with his “traumatic puppyhood.”)
Neither dog nor (Bat)man really wants to let anyone in. But there’s no stopping a bond between a bat and his dog. Superman, we know, is going to love this.
Squeezy Bruce’s for everyone when DC League of Super-Pets releases in theaters in North America on July 29.
Originally published on March 7, 2022.