DC League of Super-Pets hasn’t received the same attention as Warner’s other projects. On May 20, 2022, the animated comedy Krypto, starring Superman’s dog Krypto and a slew of super-powered animals, will make its theatrical debut.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Keanu Reeves, and John Krasinski are just some of the big names who lend their voices to these adorable and vibrant characters. Fans were given a taste of what to expect when the film’s trailer was released recently. In addition, there is an intriguing Easter egg from another comic book universe.
The new DC League of Super-Pets trailer featured a witty MCU reference. Clark Kent, played by John Krasinski, jokes, “They should call me Iron Man” after using the hero’s iconic heat vision to remove a crease from his dress shirt.
Even if Robert Downey Jr.’s iconic Avenger doesn’t appear in DC Super-Pets, saying something like this could raise some universe-changing questions. In Eternals, DC’s most famous Kryptonian was mentioned by name, and fans went into overdrive because of its implications for the Marvel Universe. Is it possible that Superman and the MCU are both real? What is the status of Superman comics in Marvel’s universe? The questions are starting to come fast and furious.
In contrast to the Eternals quote, this one does not carry the same weighty implications. Rather than suggesting that he shares many similarities with the Marvel superhero, Clark refers to himself as “Iron Man” as a parody of a man with the superpowers of a common household appliance. Mr. Kent is simply providing a humorous moment for the audience’s benefit, who will laugh along with it because of the additional layer of humor it contains. It’s just a dig at his crease-flattening prowess in the DC animated world.