Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, formerly of the Avengers, have teamed up again for a new Transformers film. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have come to expect appearances from their favorite Avengers actors in new entries in the series. But the latest developments have been a huge letdown for MCU fans.
Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, two of the MCU’s most popular actors and members of the Avengers, will not be returning. Instead, the dynamic duo is teaming up for an unexpected foray into the world of another comic book movie franchise: Transformers.
A New Chapter for Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson
Another treat is in store for Transformers fans waiting for the next live-action film in the series, Rise of the Beasts. Transformers One is an upcoming animated prequel co-produced by Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation.
The star-studded film will reveal how Optimus Prime and Megatron went from being allies to enemies in the Transformers universe. The voice of a young Optimus Prime will be provided by Chris Hemsworth, best known for his role as Thor.
Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson, best known for her role as Black Widow, will play the Autobot warrior Elita. Talented actors Keegan-Michael Key, Jon Hamm, Laurence Fishburne, and Brian Tyree Henry round out as Megatron, Bumblebee, Sentinel Prime, and Alpha Trion, respectively.
Featuring such a stellar cast, Transformers One looks set to be an epic animated journey. To some, Chris Hemsworth and Johansson’s decision to leave the MCU and join the Transformers franchise may come as a surprise.
After all, they’re beloved by comic book readers everywhere thanks to their roles as Thor and Black Widow. Fans may be disappointed that Hemsworth and Johansson won’t be in any more MCU movies, but they’ll get a chance to give old characters new life in Transformers: One.
Audiences will be captivated by Hemsworth’s portrayal of a young Optimus Prime and by Johansson’s interpretation of Elita, both of which bring new dimensions to these classic characters. Their undeniable talent and the deep mythology of the Transformers universe should make for an exciting moviegoing experience.
Transformers One Release Date Delayed
A minor setback has tempered the anticipation for Transformers One. Deadline reports that the film’s release date has been moved from July 19, 2024, to September 13, 2024. Even though it’s only a few weeks, the film won’t be in theaters for the lucrative summer holiday season.
The star power and enduring popularity of the Transformers franchise mean that this news is unlikely to dampen the excitement for the animated adventure. Over the course of nine films, the Transformers franchise has become a global box office phenomenon, grossing an estimated $4.8 billion.
The addition of Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson to Transformers One ensures that audiences will have a fantastic time at the movies and contributes to the success of the franchise as a whole. As Marvel Cinematic Universe fans say goodbye to Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, their appearance in Transformers: One usher in a new chapter in their careers and introduces them to a whole new group of fans passionate about robots in disguise.