Highly Anticipated Animated Transformers Prequel, Voiced by A-List Cast, Faces Slight Delay
Paramount Studios announced a minor setback for the upcoming Transformers film, featuring the vocal talents of Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson. The release of Transformers One, originally scheduled for July 19, 2024, has been delayed by less than two months, now set to hit theaters on September 13. While the delay may seem insignificant, it does mean that the animated blockbuster will miss the prime summer holidays, debuting instead when children have returned to school.
Unlike its live-action predecessors, Transformers One takes a unique approach by presenting a fully animated story. Acting as a prequel, the film delves into the captivating narrative of Optimus Prime and Megatron’s transformation from comrades in arms to formidable adversaries.
The star-studded voice cast boasts Chris Hemsworth as Optimus Prime and Scarlett Johansson as Elita. Brian Tyree Henry lends his voice to the Decepticon leader, while Jon Hamm, Keegan-Michael Key, and Laurence Fishburne take on the roles of Sentinel Prime, Bumblebee, and Alpha Trion, respectively. The talented Josh Cooley, known for his work on Toy Story 4, directs the film, with renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg serving as producer.
Upon the announcement of the project, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation President Ramsey Naito expressed her excitement, saying, “I’m so excited and proud to be working with Hasbro and eOne to bring the first animated Transformers movie to theaters for a never-before-told story.” Naito also expressed gratitude for the exceptional cast, recognizing their ability to portray beloved characters in an origin story at the heart of the beloved franchise.
While fans eagerly await Transformers One, they can look forward to the imminent release of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, a continuation of the live-action series. Joining the iconic voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, are acclaimed actors Michelle Yeoh, Ron Perlman, and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, who will lend their voices to various robots in disguise.
As the anticipation builds for the release of both films, audiences worldwide eagerly await the mesmerizing tales that continue to captivate generations, whether through the beloved live-action saga or the upcoming animated prequel.