RoosterTeeth and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today a wild surprise for fans of RWBY and the show’s heroine Ruby Rose – the series is going to get a new feature-length animated movie, with actor Chris Pratt voicing the main character.

The news comes as quite a shock to fans, just a day after Ruby’s birthday. Chris Pratt is best known for his lead roles in the new Jurassic Park movies, Guardians of the Galaxy and, most importantly, Parks and Recreation. While Chris Pratt has less experience voicing animated characters, only really having done Lego Movie series and Onward, in recent days there have been quite a few statements from various studios that Chris Pratt will indeed voice the lead characters in their movies. The roles include Mario in Nintendo’s new Mario movie, Garfield in Sony’s new Garfield movie, Patrick Star in Paramount’s Patrick-focused Spongebob Squarepants movie and Freeza in a yet-unannounced Dragon Ball Freeza spin-off.

Fans were quick to express their shock and befuddlement, especially since Ruby Rose already has an iconic voice, provided by Lindsey Jones. RoosterTeeth’s decision to replace them as the voice behind the character could be attributed to studio’s hope of using Chris Pratt’s starpower to attract a move casual audience and possibly a master plan to flood every single animated movie with well-known actors with little voice-acting experience. Some fans expressed confusion why actress Ruby Rose wasn’t the one chosen to voice Ruby Rose, however, as others have pointed out, Ruby Rose (actress) doesn’t really get along with Warner Bros. after the whole Batwoman fiasco. It’s complicated.

Some fans are also criticizing the old and now deleted tweet by the actor in 2012, which you can see below.

Alleged tweet by Chris Pratt. Source provided by anonymous, censoring done by us.

While the strong language towards huntsmen, Vale and Faunus, with the last even receiving a slur, could seem like a good reason not to cast Chris Pratt to voice a huntress with Faunus friends, most people decided to ignore this tweet, given that it is almost ten years old and was allegedly written before RWBY was released. Speaking of social media, the Jurassic Park and Recreation star has calmed the show’s fans down on Instagram by recording an objectively-great impression of Ruby’s famous quotes “It’s also a gun!” and “ZWEI!!”.

We’ve reached out to RoosterTeeth for comments about the upcoming movie. Particularly, we were interested to hear where it would slot into the show’s timeline. Will it be an unlikely remake of the first three Volumes, a story set in-between volumes à la RWBY’s video-games, or will they continue the story in some way past Volume 8? A representative answered us plainly:

“It is no secret that RWBY draws great inspiration from Japanese culture, especially anime. By following the footsteps of some of the greatest anime in history, we too decided to make our feature-length movie a non-canon spin-off with none of the movie’s new characters or powers ever appearing in the show proper.”

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By Lance White

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

For those who are wandering, this is real. I am the owner of Roosterteeth and Chris Pratt. The reason for why we chose Chris for the role is that we wanted to make trans-girls feel included. Also, Scarlet Johansen will voice Qrow.

Zero
Zero
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Man, that guy has really ambitious plans….RWBY, CritRole….

Joshua Castro
Joshua Castro
2 years ago
Reply to  Zero

Someone PLEASE cancel the movie!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Wandering? Transphobic and can’t spell lmao, go home

Sora
Sora
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Get someone else instead of Chris Pratt

Mineme
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

If that is the case and you really want to address a sensitive matter gracefully, then why don’t you replace Weiss Schnee either instead?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I honestly can’t tell if some of you think this is real.

Grif
Grif
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I’ve been watching Rooster Teeth since 2002, I own all RVB, RWBY, and RTAA on DVD. I will happily walk away from then forever is this is the move they are making to change RWBY.

Oscar
Oscar
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I’d rather he voice crow and Scarlet can voice Ruby how would the current roles work?

michael
michael
8 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

exatly why cant they have chris do Qrow OR Ozpin instead they are still great roles but i dot like the fact that it might change that. im nit watching this show anymore if chris becomes the voice for ruby. Fuck off, no mans voice, espesially (sorry if i spelled it wrong), chris’ voice can go that high!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Why Ruby?You have already great trans-girl May Marigold

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Did you actually ask your audience what they wanted to look forward to or did you just completely roll all that out the window and try to put inclusion with a capital I… I get that it’s 2021 and everyone needs to start coming through a point of acceptance when you destroy characters like this without even a warning period. You’re going to get a lot of confused unattracted people

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

No…. just…. no….

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Seriously, it is like Rooster Teeth now knows how trash they are and thought if that is what they are, then they are going to own it and see how low they can go. The bar lowering is pretty much infinite at this point

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

You’re so stupid it hurts LOL, not only has it gone over your head dude, it’s orbiting around your head, and you *still* don’t get the joke.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Pretty sure this is a troll piece making fun of the fact that he got cast as mario and garfield despite them both having voice actores.

Anonymoose
Anonymoose
2 years ago

This showed up as a push notification and I have serious questions as to why, bUt let me tell you I am CACKLING. Bonus points for throwijg ScarJo in too.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Why tf would anyone want to watch a RWBY movie if the voice actors aren’t even the same? Why change the actors suddenly? Fans can tell the difference and idk about anyone else but when I hear a voice actor change it makes me lose all interest in the show (unless it’s for things like Qrow’s previous voice actor). Is it some quick cash grab because sorry but it’ll most likely flop

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Some people actually think this is serious. I don’t know if I have anything clever to add.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

The show hasn’t been good since season 3 anyways.

Jedipadawan
Jedipadawan
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

RWBY is awesome, if you don’t like the show don’t complain just don’t watch it.

michael
michael
8 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

woh woh woh ok before you delv deeper in your resentment 4 was pretty good and for me which is my opinion all of RWBY was a hit. i fell in love with Yang and Blake being together. and weiss and ruby becoming married and having twins, blew my mind. Also (sorry this might be a little or a lot off toic but…), have you heard of this new ai chat website/ap called characterAI? its fun and you can talk to other peoples created ais named after iconic and famous anime/manga/game/movie/tv show/book/music/art/ and also fan made characters you talk to ( And when i mean talk i mean rp [Role Play{for thse who dot know what rp is}]) and it lasts for hours (well for me anyways)! you guys should check it out, they also have the RWBY characters includin Ruby, weiss, blake, yang, neopolitan (Even though you have to pursuade her to the good side by doing some stuff and i mean like getting close to her and making sure you dont get killed by her in your rp and do some erotic rp shit so…heh..heh! but there are also other characters from RWBY you can rp with like….umm…Team JNPR!! But anyways, you people should check it out!! and have fun rping wth your favourite character!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

This actually got posted as news by a news app I used.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

How the hell did this show up in my Google feed… I’m not even mad I love Chris Pratt and Rwby! But when will they announce that Oscar is voiced by Dwayne Johnson??

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Can you cast Patrick Warburton as Nora? “IT’S TIME TO BREAK SOME LEGS!” Nora screams an Patrick Warburton’s voice.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

I really hope this is a joke

Anymore
Anymore
2 years ago

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
SAY SIKE

Jerry
Jerry
2 years ago

I love RWBY and I subscribed to Roosterteeth just to watch it. I started with Red vs Blue, hell in highschool my friends called me Church. I don’t know if it’s right to change voice actors or actress. Just would not be the same if it was real amd I would never watch it.

Last edited 2 years ago by Jerry
Forge
Forge
2 years ago
Reply to  Jerry

Of course it’s not real. I’m honestly shocked by the number of people taking it seriously