Scarlett Johansson Joins $4.8 Billion Franchise After MCU Retirement With Avengers: Endgame Co-star Chris Hemsworth

Scarlett Johansson Joins $4.8 Billion Franchise After MCU Retirement With Avengers: Endgame Co-star Chris Hemsworth
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Over the years, Scarlett Johansson has gathered a massive and dedicated fan base for her role of Black Widow in the MCU. The Lucy actress has been playing her iconic role since phase 1 of MCU, and she made her first appearance in Iron Man 2. The actress’ on and off-screen relationships with the other MCU actors have made the Marvel films more enjoyable to watch, which is also one of the key factors for the success of the Avengers movies.

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Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth
Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth

While the actress exited the franchise with her last film Black Widow in 2021, however, Scarlett Johansson might reunite with her co-stars in an upcoming animated Transformers film. The upcoming animated film will be an animated prequel that will add to the legacy of the Transformers movie series, as it will tell the origin stories of Optimus Prime and Megatron, two of the most iconic characters.

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Scarlett Johansson’s Next Adventure with Her Marvel Co-stars

During ComicCon 2023, the cast of the animated prequel was announced where it was stated that Scarlett Johansson will be joining Chris Hemsworth and Brian Tyree, who will be voicing Optimus Prime and Megatron, the leaders of Autobots and Decepticons. The Sing actress will be voicing Elita, and joining her will be another Marvel actor Laurence Fishburne voicing Alpha Trion.

Optimus Prime vs Megatron

Transformers One is set to tell the origin stories of the leaders of Autobots and Decepticons, and this will be the seventh film in the Transformers franchise to get a theatrical release. Since fans know that Optimus Prime and Megatron are enemies and different sides of the same coin. Keeping this in mind, the film will be narrating the story around the younger versions of these two iconic characters who were once fighting together as brother-in-arms for the same cause, but later both turned enemies. Expectations from the film are sky-high because, during Michael Bay’s Transformers films and the animated series, viewers have seen sneak peeks of their friendship and how Prime talks about Megatron stumbling from his path.

Megatron

Moreover, the animated film is bringing in other iconic characters like Johansson’s Elita, who is one of the most prominent figures in the franchise, featuring for the first time in the generation one cartoon series. Her addition to the film is great news because she is a prominent leader and an outstanding warrior, with a complex and layered backstory giving a tragic touch to the prequel, and ardent fans of the series know that she was also the love interest of the leader of the Autobots. Hence her presence would give more depth to the age-old battle between Autobots and Decepticons.

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Why Scarlett Johansson is The Perfect Actress to Voice Elita in Transformers One?

While Scarlett Johansson is a versatile actress, who has played a plethora of roles in films of different genres, and throughout her career fans and critics praise her for being expressive through facial expressions and her voice made the viewers believe that she is feeling those emotions. Her performances are powerful, and capture the attention of the audience.

Elita-1 with Optimus Prime

However, the actress has given her voice to many animated films and series such as Sing, The Jungle Book, Marvel’s What If, and many more. Her voice acting is equally impressive as she makes her voice suit the character she is playing, and she is equally dedicated to work, which helps the audience in understanding the development of the character as well. Hence, making her the perfect choice for voicing Elita-1 in Transformers One. 

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Transformers One is set to release in theatres on 19th July 2024.

Source: Aaron Couch from The Hollywood Reporter

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Tushar Auddy, Junior Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.