Despite being the progenitor of the modern superhero genre and one of its most popular characters, Superman movies have left countless exciting elements of the Man of Steel's comic book mythos out of his film adaptations. The first modern Superman movie hit theaters in 1978, and in all that time, we've yet to have a film that features: Brainiac, Bizarro, Metallo, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Parasite, or Intergang. And that's only a few of his villains.
To a similar end, why haven't we gotten a movie about a teenage Superman venturing into the future to learn how to be a superhero from the Legion of Superheroes? Or how about Lois' lovable sister Lucy making an appearance in the movies? Did you know that the Fortress of Solitude has an alien menagerie?
I might be more forgiving of the aforementioned omission if we'd seen Krypto: the Superdog at least once now, but, alas, most filmmakers feel like the character is too silly for modern Superman stories. However, According to Comicbook.com, James Gunn, the architect behind the upcoming Superman: Legacy, is dropping hints that Krypto might make his live-action debut.
Last month, James Gunn confirmed Jimmy Olsen was going to end up appearing in Superman: Legacy. Now, the filmmaker has seemingly confirmed another beloved supporting character of the Last Son of Krypton will be appearing in the upcoming blockbuster. According to an interview featuring Gunn and Chris Pratt in support of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Gunn joked that he wanted to cast the Marvel star as Krypto the Superdog.
That's when Gunn confirmed that he may have actually let that role slip, telling the Toronto Sun he just gave them a scoop. "I was hoping I could cast you as Krypto the Superdog [in Superman: Legacy]," Gunn told the paper. "You could do motion capture on set and walk around on your hands and knees, but you can't talk."
After a quick back and forth about cryptocurrency, Pratt added that "it sounds like there's going to be a character called Krypto in Superman—breaking news."
That's when Gunn added, "It is a scoop, I guess," only for Pratt to joke he's already been fired from DC Studios and will now have to work at Marvel Studios once again.