The hatching of DC League of Super Pets is officially less than half a month on the road and Keanu Reeves made the rounds at the LA premiere to talk about his brief appearance in the film as The Dark Knight. While much of the film focuses on the titular Super-Pets, their super owners will be featured on screen, albeit in smaller, more background roles than they’re used to. Now Reeves Batman, the owner of Ace the Bat-Hound (Kevin Hart), he was asked in an exclusive video from Extra what he thought of the role and, most importantly, if he would ever consider donning the cape in live-action.
Reeves admitted how great it was to voice one of his favorite comic book characters in the animated film, but admitted it would be something special to have the chance to actually become the Caped Crusader on screen. “It’s always been a… it’s been a dream,” Reeves told Extras Rachel Lindsey. “Pattinson has Batman now, and he’s doing great. Maybe on the road. Maybe if they need an older Batman.” Reeves’ grim Batman voice took the spotlight in an earlier trailer for Super-pets, and it definitely fits the mold of an older, weathered Dark Knight. It’s easy to see him taking it on Batman Beyond-type role in which he mentors a new defender of Gotham in his place.
Should he ever get the call to play Batman in a standalone movie or otherwise, Reeves would instantly belong to an elite company – Pattinson, ben Affleck, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Michael Keatonand Adam West — albeit the company he could easily fit into. Even if he never puts on the suit, Reeves has had an outstanding career stepping into the shoes of some of the most iconic action heroes ever put on film. From Neo in The Matrix to John Wick in John Wickthe star has a whole list of roles that prove he’s a fit for Batman’s job.
In addition to his dreams of playing Batman, Reeves also told Extra how excited he was to share the spotlight with a cast of A-list talent. “I have a small part in this film, a bit of a cameo,” he said. “But even that – just to be part of a project that… [Dwayne] Johnson and Kevin Hart are part of is awesome, and I got to play Batman.”
Join Reeves DC League of Super Pets next to Hart and Johnson is John Krasinskic, Ben Schwartz, Kate McKinnon, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Vanessa Bayerand Thomas Middleditch. The film was co-written by Jared Stern and John Wittington of Sam Levine co-directing with Stern in what will be a directorial debut for both. Brings much of the same humor as The Lego Batman MovieThe movie follows Krypto (Johnson) and the rest of the pets as they try to master their powers to rescue their captive owners.
DC League of Super Pets will be published on July 29. See the Extra interview with Reeves below.