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Local Actor Makes History For Being The 1st Malaysian Cast Member In Warner Bros Film

Lee's role marks the first time in Warner Bros history that a Malaysian was selected for a localised part in a major motion film.

Cover image via Warner Bros Pictures

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Warner Bros Pictures has confirmed that Malaysian actor, Sean Lee, will be joining the voiceover cast in their upcoming movie, DC League of Super-Pets

Set to premiere in Malaysian cinemas on 28 July, Lee is said to voice the character of Waffles, a Boston Terrier that lives in Metropolis.

Speaking about receiving the role of a lifetime, Lee stated, "[Blessed] that my childhood dream of voicing a character in an animated film came true and so honoured to represent Malaysia in a special edit of an international film!"

While Lee's character will be playing a supporting role throughout the feature, he embellished on a compelling and localised backstory for Waffles

Hailing from Subang, the host-turned-actor envisioned Waffles to be a 'brutally honest dog' from Subang Jaya, whose owner moved to Metropolis as an expatriate. Taking the plot very seriously, Waffles has a rather strong Malaysian accent in the film.

All in all, this is the first time that Warner Bros has selected a Malaysian cast member for such a localised part.

Prior to landing the role in DC League of Super-Pets (2022), Lee is also known for starring in many local productions, including drama series The Hotel, Romantika 4 Hari 3 Malam, and 7 Hari Mencintaiku 3.

Lee with Malaysian actress, Siti Saleha, in 7 Hari Mencintaiku 3.

Image via @seanlje (Instagram)

Big Hollywood names such as Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves, and Kevin Hart, are said to be make up the main lineup of the film (among other actors)

DC League of Super-Pets (2022) tells the story of Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman, inseparable best friends that share the same superpowers, as they fight crime in Metropolis side by side.

When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack — Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle, and Chip the squirrel — to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the Super Heroes.

As of now, there has been no hint as to where Waffles will fit into the movie, but we know for certain that he'll make an appearance.

Film still from DC League of Super-Pets (2022).

Image via DC League of Super-Pets (2022)/IMDb

Set your calendars, and catch DC League of Super-Pets (2022) in Malaysian cinemas on 28 July!

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