‘Transformers One’ — Everything We Know About the Animated Prequel


“Transformers more than meets the eye.” This line of the transformers the theme song perfectly sums up what these “robots in disguise” are all about. Originally a shape-shifting toy line from Hasbro in the 1980s, transformers he developed his own film franchise. Before the live-action film series, there were Thetransformersa television series that began in 1984. This inspired the animated film, The Transformers: The Moviecreated in 1986. This means that almost forty years have passed since the last animation transformers movie has been released. Undoubtedly, the next animated film in the series, Transformers Onewill provide a sense of nostalgia to people who watched the original animated film as children.

The first live action transformers The film was released in 2007, starring Shia LaBeouf i Megan Foxand was directed by Michael Bay. Since then, six more transformers films have been released with a mix of different actors and directors. The most recent film in the series is Transformers: Rise of the Beastsreleased in June 2023 after a five-year hiatus.

Transformers One has been on the cards for a while, originally greenlit by Paramount in 2020. Since it was announced that Transformers One was scheduled to happen, fans have long awaited its arrival. People can't seem to get enough origin stories, and this movie will provide just that. It's always interesting to look at the history of the characters we know and love. The audience can understand more about the motivations behind their actions and how their relationships have developed over time. These may be robots, but because they are personified, they have emotions. Being an animated film, Transformers One will take on a different tone than previous live-action films. It will be nice to go back to the origins of the franchise and have a little lighter story. The following is all we know Transformers One.

Editor's note: This piece was updated on April 18, 2024.

Transformers One

Publication date
September 20, 2024

Josh Cooley

Andrew Barrer, Steve Desmond, Gabriel Ferrari, Michael Sherman

Does 'Transformers One' have a release date?

Transformers Transformers One is lined up in space
Image via Paramount Pictures

Transformers One it is scheduled to “release” on September 20, 2024. The film was previously slated for release on July 19, 2024, before being pushed back to September 13, 2024. After the release of the first trailer, it was revealed that the release date had been pushed back one week. Another robot-themed animated film is currently slated for release this weekend in the form of DreamWorks The wild robot. despite this, there is a good chance that one of the films will end up moving away from the release date. It is also scheduled to open this weekend Jon Watts' suspense Wolvesstarring George Clooney i brad pitt.

Do not be afraid; when Transformers One if it comes out, it will go out with a bang on the big screen. After its theatrical run, it will be available on VOD (Video on Demand). Considering it's a Paramount picture, it has a good chance of ending up on Paramount+, their streaming service. Here's where you can watch previous movies in the Transformers franchise if you want to get excited before the movie comes out.

Is there a trailer for 'Transformers One'?

Paramount released the first trailer for Transformers One on April 18, in the first trailer launched from outer space. Set to The Rolling Stones“Start Me Up”, the trailer gives audiences the first look at the prequel and the tone is noticeably much more familiar than previous installments in the franchise.

What is 'Transformers One' about?

Orion Pax, voiced by Chris Hemsworth, and D-16, voiced by Brian Tyree Henry, sitting next to each other.
Image via Paramount

Let's go back to where it all began in Cybertron, the planet where the Transformers come from. This story stays true to the comic book and TV series origins of the past. Our main characters include the famous Optimus Prime and Megatron, who start out as friends. The audience can see what happened to these characters and how they became enemies. Inevitably, this also explains how the Autobots and Decepticons start their war. A general theme of inequality in society will also appear. Considering that this movie is based on a children's toy line, the makers were able to bring some more mature themes to the story.

One of the producers of the franchise, Lorenzo of Bonaventurespoke to entertainment website JoBlo and explained, “Hopefully there's enough emotional build-up to lead to a trilogy because personally I think there's a natural trilogy. […] you're going to see Cybertron in a way that you've never seen it before, that no one has ever seen it before.” Based on some of the characters that appear in the film, it's possible to guess what else the film will be about. The inclusion of Alpha Trion, one of the oldest Autobots, and Sentinel Prime, a main antagonist, makes us think we'll have more Transformers history beyond Optimus Prime and Megatron.

The official synopsis of the film reads:

TRANSFORMERS ONE is the untold origin story of Optimus Prime and Megatron, best known as sworn enemies, but once friends united as brothers who changed the fate of Cybertron forever.

Who stars in 'Transformers One'?

Transformers One it consists of a star-studded cast, which makes it even more appealing to the audience. With the animated film, this allowed the creators to recast some roles. Chris Hemsworth enters the scene as Orion Pax, aka Optimus Prime, the film's protagonist and leader of the Autobots. This Australian heartthrob has some experience as the hero of the story, having appeared as Thor in several different Marvel movies. Outside of the MCU, Hemsworth's other credits include extraction movies, Snow White and the Huntsmanand the next Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Transformers One marks Hemsworth's first animated film.

Alongside Hemsworth is an Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson as Elita-1, a member of the Autobots. Johansson has received multiple awards and has been one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood for years. Johansson is perhaps best known for playing the role of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the MCU alongside Hemsworth's Thor. Outside of superhero films, he has previously appeared in films such as Marriage history, Jojo Rabbiti lucy. Johansson is no stranger to voice acting, having given up her voice To sing movies, The SpongeBob Movie, Isle of Dogsand live action The Jungle Book remake.

The other Autobots include Keegan Michael-Key (Key & Peele) as Academy Award-nominated Bumblebee Laurence Fishburne (the matrix) as Alpha Trion, and Jon Hamm (mad men) as Sentinel Prime. Academy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) will voice D-16, who later becomes Optimus Prime's archenemy Megatron. Steve Buscemi (Fargo) will also be part of the voice cast in an undisclosed role.

Who is making 'Transformers One'?

Elita-1, voiced by Scarlett Johansson, and Orion Pax, voiced by Chris Hemsworth, in Transformers One.
Image via Paramount

Transformers One will be directed by Josh Cooleywhich he used to direct Toy Story 4. The prequel is written by Andre Barrer i Gabriel Ferrariwho have collaborated previously, with their greatest success Ant-Man and the Wasp. Additional writers include Steve Desmond i Michael Shermanwho have worked together in short films, such as monsters and the feature film Call the cabin.

Any project involving the legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg it automatically gives it legitimacy and credibility. In the case of Transformers, Spielberg has been part of the team as an executive producer since the first film. He will continue this role for Transformers One along with Brian Goldner (battleship), Brian Oliver (black swan), Bradley J. Fischer (zodiac), i Valerii An (Coming 2 America).

Transformers One is written by Andre Barrer i Gabriel Ferrariwho have collaborated previously, with their greatest success Ant-Man and the Wasp. Additional writers include Steve Desmond i Michael Shermanwho have worked together in short films, such as monsters and the feature film Call the cabin.

Producers of Transformers One include Michael Bay (director of the first films in the franchise), Mark Vahradian (infinite), Aaron Dem (How to train your dragon 2), Tom DeSanto (X Men), Don Murphy (from hell), and the one mentioned above Lorenzo of Bonaventure (transformers). The animation studio working on the film is Industrial Light & Magic, which also created the Transformers movie, Bumblebee. The film is distributed by the fifth oldest film studio in the world, Paramount Pictures.


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