Rooster Teeth Announces RWBY Justice League Film

DC crossover one big surprise of many from the RTX panel

A RWBY Justice League movie has just been announced at RTX, the annual expo held by Austin-based Rooster Teeth

Massive news for fans of RWBY, the smash hit American anime by Austin's Rooster Teeth, and fans of DC Comics. At its annual RTX expo, the online content behemoth just announced a crossover animated film with DC's greatest superheroes: RWBY Justice League.

RWBY Justice League

Both Rooster Teeth and DC are part of Warner Bros. Discovery and already had a huge success with last year's RWBY/Justice League comic (which recently was reprinted as a trade paperback). So why not spin that out into a full animated feature? RWBY showrunner Kerry Shawcross added that this will not be an adaptation of the comic, but a whole new story.

The first feature-length RWBY movie will be animated and produced by Rooster Teeth, in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. No word on which DC superheroes will be turning up, but the feature will use the original RWBY voice talent. The film is scheduled for a 2023 release.

RWBY Arrowfell

The previously announced collaboration with WayForward (Shantae, River City Girls) and publisher/developer Arc System Works (Guilty Gear Strive) got a new trailer, highlighting the game mechanic on this 2D action-adventure game. Shawcross highlighted the WayForward connection, as he had always wanted “a RWBY/Shantae game.”

RWBY Arrowfell is scheduled for release fall 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

RWBY Volume 9

The core show itself returns in early 2023, “a little bit later than we had hoped,” said supervising writer Eddy Rivas, but production of the feature has obviously been a massive endeavor, and the team wanted to make sure they were not overstretching their animation department.

Fans got a sneak-peek trailer, plus a description of what to expect when the next volume drops next year.

After the harrowing events of volume 8, our heroines are thrust into an unknown world – the Ever After! However, once Team RWBY explores this strange and mysterious realm, they quickly discover it might not be quite as unknown as they first assumed. As they journey to find a way back home, they'll have to overcome some of their toughest challenges yet – the struggle of their own identities, and whether or not they're equipped to stop Salem.

Attendees also got a short clip from the new season, and the the first breakout character from the Ever After. Expect to be bombarded with Little Mouse merch (as Barbara Dunkelman, who voices Yang Xiao Long, put it, “I would die for that mouse,” and the crowd response made it clear she was not alone).

RTX 2022 runs July 1-3 at the Austin Convention Center and surrounding venues. Passes and info at

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