Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson's animated origin film 'Transformers One' gets new release date

Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson's animated origin film 'Transformers One' gets new release date
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Washington, US: Paramount Pictures and Hasbro's much-anticipated animated feature, 'Transformers One,' has a new release date.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is set to make its debut in theatres on September 20, 2024 instead of September 13, 2024.

The announcement of the slight delay came alongside the grand reveal of its official trailer.

In a strategic move to optimise the film's presentation and ensure maximum exposure on Imax screens, the release date was reportedly pushed back by one week.

This decision also aims to provide ample breathing space for the movie amidst the competitive landscape, granting it a two-week buffer from Sony's forthcoming flick, 'Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.'

Paramount's unique trailer launch commenced at 6 am PT with a mesmerising livestreamed countdown, capturing the journey of the trailer into the vast expanse of space.

After an hour-long ascent, the craft reached a staggering altitude of 125,000 feet above Earth, unveiling the trailer amidst the cosmic backdrop.

The event was further enhanced with a personalised introduction video from voice stars Chris Hemsworth and Brian Tyree Henry, adding an extra layer of excitement for eager fans.

Boasting a star-studded voice cast including Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key, and Steve Buscemi, alongside Laurence Fishburne and Jon Hamm, 'Transformers One' promises to delve into the untold origins of iconic characters Optimus Prime and Megatron.

Set against the backdrop of Cybertron, the film aims to unravel the intricacies of their once unbreakable bond, which ultimately leads to their profound rivalry and shapes the destiny of their world, as per The Hollywood Reporter.

At the recent CinemaCon event, theatre owners were treated to an exclusive sneak peek of the trailer, along with an exhilarating 3D preview of the movie's opening scene.

Chris Hemsworth lends his voice to the character Orion Pax, portraying a youthful Optimus Prime, while Brian Tyree Henry brings to life the character D-16, depicting a young Megatron.

Helmed by 'Toy Story 4' fame Josh Cooley and scripted by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, 'Transformers One' is poised to captivate audiences with its visually stunning CG animation and immersive storytelling, marking a significant milestone in the beloved franchise's cinematic journey.

In addition to the 'Transformers' news, Paramount also announced the rescheduling of their untitled animated 'Aang: The Last Airbender Avatar' movie, moving its release date from October 10, 2025, to January 30, 2026.