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RWBY’s First Movie is a Crossover With the Justice League

Team RWBY in a promo poster for RWBY: Volume 8.

Image: Ein Lee/Rooster Teeth

There’ve been no scarcity of IP crossovers lately, notably from Warner Bros. Space Jam 2 was mainly WB’s crossover Comic-Con, and it doesn’t seem that they’ll be stopping anytime quickly. On the sport aspect, they’ve bought Multiversus, the place DC superheroes will get to battle alongside Cartoon Network and HBO characters in a Super Smash Bros. alike. And come subsequent yr, they’ll have one other crossover film to affix the likes of Teen Titans Go/DC Super Hero Girls and Batman/TMNT.

On Friday, Rooster Teeth at their annual RTX occasion introduced that their YA anime collection RWBY (pronounced “ruby,” after its lead character) will get its first characteristic movie. Based on the RWBY/Justice League comedian miniseries by Marguerite Bennett, Mirka Andolfo, and Aneke that launched in 2021, the movie of the identical title will see the present’s lead characters—monster slayers Ruby Rose (Lindsay Jones), Weiss Schnee (Kara Eberle), Blake Belladonna (Arryn Zech), and Yang Xiao Long (Barbara Dunkelman)—cross paths with the Justice League. Or fairly, their universe’s equal of the League; as a result of the anime options half human/half-animal individuals known as Faunus, a number of the DC characters will probably be reimagined with that in thoughts. Batman and Aquaman, for instance, are respectively half bat and half fish on this universe, which primarily interprets to having bodily options to point as such. Otherwise, the heroes look roughly the way you’d count on in a YA science fantasy anime.

The RWBY/Justice League crossover movie is being dealt with by the identical manufacturing group at present at work on the present’s upcoming ninth season. A primary take a look at the brand new season (which you’ll be able to see here!) was proven throughout the identical panel that introduced the crossover movie; each the movie and new season will probably be hitting someday subsequent yr. Right now, season 9 is alleged to only be hitting early 2023, whereas RWBY/JL doesn’t have a selected launch window. In the meantime, followers of the present can watch the Ice Queendom anime over on Crunchyroll. It’s meant as a retelling of the present’s authentic three seasons that RT has created in tandem with Studio SHAFT, greatest recognized for Magia Record, and March Comes In Like a Lion. Its first episode will premiere to the lots on Sunday, July 3, with the remaining 11 episodes premiering on Sundays.


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