Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Brian Tyree Henry Reveal “Transformers One” at CinemaCon

Get ready for a Transformers-sized, star-studded animated epic that will reveal the origin story behind the most bitter feud in Transformers history.

Paramount Pictures arrived at CinemaCon this year ready to deliver on the news they broke last year, revealing an extended trailer and a scene from Transformers One, their animated epic that boasts Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, and more voicing characters. Those three introduced the extended trailer and the 3D scene. Hemsworth and Henry were there in person, while Johansson delivered a recorded message via video from New York, where she’s working on her directorial debut, Eleanor the Great. Johansson plays Elita-1 in the film.

Hemsworth told the audience inside the Colosseum at Caesars Palace that he was playing Orion Pax, the young Optimus Prime, and that they could expect “something truly spectacular.” Hemsworth said that Orion Pax will reveal a side of the proud, noble Prime that audiences have never seen before. Hemsworth also gave a shout-out to longtime Prime voice actor Peter Cullen, who imbued Prime with “strength, gentleness, and compassion.”

Hemsworth then introduced Henry, who plays D-16, the young Megatron. “This origin story is how they transformed from brothers in arms to sworn enemies,” Henry said of the relationship between his D-16 and Hemsworth’s Orion Pax. That’s the crux of Transformers One, this bitter, brutal feud between these two immensely powerful alien robots.

The cast also includes Keegan-Michael Key as B-127, Jon Hamm as Sentinel Prime, Laurence Fishburne as Alpha Trion, and Steve Buscemi.

Transformers One is directed by Josh Cooley, who won an Oscar for his work directing Toy Story 4. Cooley works from a script by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari.

Transformers One hits theaters on September 13.

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Featured image: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 11: (L-R) Brian Tyree Henry and Chris Hemsworth appear on stage during the Paramount Pictures 2024 CinemaCon Footage Presentation on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)


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