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  • Dwayne Johnson will voice the role of Krypto the Super-Dog 
  • Kevin Hart will give voice to a character named Ace
  • The movie is slated to release in May next year

Dwayne Johnson shared the first look of the upcoming movie "DC League of Super-Pets" on Tuesday.

"Ladies, gents, and children of ALL AGES it's my absolute pleasure to INTRODUCE our star-studded @DCLeagueOfSuperPets cast playing our league of two and four-legged heroes and villains!" he wrote on Instagram.

The 49-year-old actor revealed that the animated movie was directed by Jared Stern, who previously worked on animated movies like "Happy Anniversary," "Tooned Out" and "Green Eggs and Ham."

"Our @sevenbucksprod has again partnered with @dccomics and writer/director Jared Stern to bring you and your families SUPERHERO & SUPER VILLAIN FUN around the world," he added.

The actor tagged Kevin Hart, Vanessa Bayer, John Krasinski, Mexican actor Diego Luna and Natasha Lyonne in the caption and wrote, "And Keanu Reeves! And the one, the only bad a-- - Kate McKinnon. The hierarchy of power in the DC UNIVERSE is about to change."

The actor said the movie will release on May 20 next year.

The first look of the animated movie features a white dog walking in the frame and it turns into a superhero with a red cape. The dog flies around as the movie title appears and reveals the list of actors involved in the project, which includes Hart, Reeves, McKinnon, Bayer, Krasinski, Luna and Lyonne.

Johnson will voice the role of Krypto the Super-Dog and Hart will give voice to a character named Ace.

A Twitter user reacted to the casting, saying, "Ace Should be Played By Keana Reeves Since Ace is Batman's Dog Not Kevin Hart. It's Going to Suck B-lls."

Another fan shared a photo from Batman comic and captioned it, "ITS HAPPENING."

Another user shared a Cartoon Network's version of the super-pets and wrote, "Kevin Hart should be playing Streaky instead, it fits their dynamic."

The animated movie is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. In 2005, a cartoon version of the series was released with the title "Krypto the Superdog" and it ran for two seasons. The cartoon series came to an end in 2009 due to a lack of interest from the audience.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dwayne Johnson attends the "Skyscraper" premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 10, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images