TRANSFORMERS ONE: Chris Hemsworth And Scarlett Johansson Assemble The Autobots In First Trailer

TRANSFORMERS ONE: Chris Hemsworth And Scarlett Johansson Assemble The Autobots In First Trailer TRANSFORMERS ONE: Chris Hemsworth And Scarlett Johansson Assemble The Autobots In First Trailer

The first trailer for Transformers One is now online, and it features Avengers cast members Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson as early incarnations of the Robots in Disguise...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 19, 2024 07:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Transformers
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In an impressive PR stunt, Paramount Pictures launched the trailer for Transformers One from outer space (well, just outside the stratosphere), giving us a first look at the CG-animated prequel movie.

The story focuses on legendary foes Optimus Prime (then known as Orion Pax) and Megatron (then named D-16) before they became sworn enemies as leaders of their respective Transformer factions, the Autobots and Decepticons.

Voice actors Chris Hemsworth (Pax) and Brian Tyree Henry (D-16) introduce the trailer, which reveals that the two then-friends started out as simple worker bots, unable to transform into their vehicle and weapon forms. As they assemble a group of fellow warriors to do battle against a mysterious, plant-like villain, they gain the ability to become "Robots in Disguise."

During an interview with Screen Rant, director Josh Cooley explained why establishing Prime and Megatron's relationship was so important, and why he views their story as a "tragedy."

"As long as the audience cares about these characters from the very beginning and believes in their relationship, [that's what we need] for this film. Even if you've never seen Transformers before, even if you've never read the comics, nothing - you can watch this movie and be totally invested. You see these two characters and go, 'Yeah, they're great together.' Orion and D-16 before they become Optimus and Megatron? They're awesome. You want to see them together, you want to love them together, so that when the relationship starts to fall apart, it's a tragedy. At the end of it, you're just like, 'Oh, man, it sucks that they're going to become enemies.' Regardless of all the different tellings of the origin, the most important thing was that relationship."

Other cast members include Scarlett Johansson as Elita, Keegan-Michael Key as Bumblebee, Jon Hamm as Sentinel Prime and Laurence Fishburne as Alpha Trion.

Check out the trailer below along with a new poster, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

"The first trailer for TRANSFORMERS ONE is debuting like no movie trailer ever has: In Space! This long-awaited origin story of how the most iconic characters in the TRANSFORMERS universe, Orion Pax and D-16, went from brothers-in-arms to become sworn enemies, Optimus Prime and Megatron, debuted its trailer on Thursday, April 18th.

The launch kicked off at 6am PT with a live-streamed countdown showing the journey into space. After one hour, the craft reached its peak at 125,000 feet above the Earth, revealing the trailer with a custom introduction video from our stars: Chris Hemsworth and Brian Tyree Henry."

"TRANSFORMERS ONE is the untold origin story of Optimus Prime and Megatron, better known as sworn enemies, but once were friends bonded like brothers who changed the fate of Cybertron forever. In the first-ever fully CG-animated Transformers movie, TRANSFORMERS ONE features a star-studded voice cast, including Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, with Laurence Fishburne, and Jon Hamm."

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TheVisionary25 - 4/19/2024, 7:50 AM
I think it looks fun honestly , seems like a mix of Lightyear and the recent TMNT movie…

The more family friendly and lighter tone likely won’t be for everyone but it’s working for me so far , especially the humor.

The animation & visuals look gorgeous aswell and I like the voice cast , Hemsworth especially seems to be doing a good job of a younger Optimus/Orion and even sounded like Peter Cullen to me a couple of times.

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BB8ANG - 4/19/2024, 11:08 AM
@TheVisionary25 - It's giving me heavy Mario movie vibes.
tylerzero - 4/19/2024, 7:56 AM
The voice cast is solid and it looks to be very well crafted.

That being said, as an 80s kid and self-professed Transformers fanboy, I'll likely wait until it comes out on streaming.
vectorsigma - 4/19/2024, 8:47 AM
@tylerzero - day 1 watch for me. Animation is great.
bobevanz - 4/19/2024, 9:25 AM
Of course Visionary likes it lol this is am abomination!
ObserverIO - 4/19/2024, 10:05 AM
@vectorsigma - username checks out.
vectorsigma - 4/19/2024, 10:19 AM
@ObserverIO - lol

This might be targetting the younger ones, but it seems they are trying to mimic the tone of Mario here.

I just hope it has more than what we see here and have some dark elements as Megatron wont be what he is without it.
ObserverIO - 4/19/2024, 10:22 AM
@vectorsigma - I'm hoping for some political philosophy. Is that hoping for too much? Like Megatron always struck me as an anarchist, like the Joker to Optimus Prime's Batman. Nah, I'm dreaming. It'll be a brother V brother thing and one gets too power hungry or a love triangle with Elita or something , lol.
vectorsigma - 4/19/2024, 10:41 AM
@ObserverIO - basing on the most common megatron origins, it most probably be about discrimination on whatever caste system this movie will have with the trailer showing them as workers.

Him being an anarchist is interesting. Though I havent seen an iteration of him like that.

And you dont show kids anarchy! The love triangle is more probable than that!
Deckacards - 4/19/2024, 10:46 AM
@vectorsigma - It's interesting to me that their bodies appear to have a cavity designed for the transformation cog/thingy...but it is empty. They have to go find and receive it. Considering the other class system themes the trailer hints at, could it be simply that the "rich and powerful elites" have denied the working class their birthright of transformation? And that is what Orion et al are reclaiming by pursuing transformation abilities?
vectorsigma - 4/19/2024, 12:07 PM
@Deckacards - this is a good theory given that it seems to be a big deal for them to be able to transform.
ShimmyShimmyYA - 4/19/2024, 8:03 AM
Tone was different that expected but whatever
RealTurner - 4/19/2024, 8:11 AM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - Feels like the reskinned a badly written Turtles movie with Transformers.
LSHF - 4/19/2024, 8:03 AM
Looks nothing like Scarlett Johansson.
bkmeijer1 - 4/19/2024, 8:23 AM
@LSHF - that's... well, good point. To be expected I guess.
LSHF - 4/19/2024, 8:53 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Just being silly.
bkmeijer1 - 4/19/2024, 9:23 AM
@LSHF - better than saying it looks shit. We got people for that on this site
LSHF - 4/19/2024, 9:43 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Talking shit about movies isn't really my thing (as you know).
WarMonkey - 4/19/2024, 8:05 AM
Every Transformer fan I know or have seen wanted more of the CGI beginning to Bumblebee. I don't recall ever hearing anyone claim they wanted Transformers dumbed down and packed with jokes for toddlers. I expect this thing to not do well and won't be adding any new fans to the property. Also, OMG the toys for this are atrocious and so cheap looking. They look like those old Chinese knock-offs that were made from cheap plastic that would break easily and could float on water cause they are hollow inside. I'm gonna pass on this one lol
TrentCrimm - 4/19/2024, 9:25 AM
@WarMonkey -

Agreed, the opening to Bumblebee was perfect Transformers imo. I mean I really enjoyed the entire movie but that opening sequence was exactly what I'd want from a Transformers movie.

But for the most part it feels like they're trying to push these properties onto kids again. Transformers and GI Joe aren't exactly in demand with this generation of kids, so I think they're really hoping to hook them in and get Transformers and GI Joe back into the mainstream and not just a nostalgic memory for us adults.
WarMonkey - 4/19/2024, 2:42 PM
@TrentCrimm - I did introduce G.I. Joe to my 7 year old nephew and he loved it! Every time I would visit he would ask to watch more episodes or the movie. He also loves robots but is into this thing called TvTitan which is filled with explosive action and has a serious tone to it. I tried to introduce Transformers but he always wanted to watch one of those 2 shows.
EZBeast - 4/19/2024, 8:08 AM
The faces are ridiculously
RealTurner - 4/19/2024, 8:12 AM
@EZBeast - The bodies look like they would clip into themselves all the time too. Like humans in cardboard box Transformers cosplay. Best thing I can say--wow, Hemsworth doesn't just sound like himself, and I can almost believe a transition into Cullen.
UniqNo - 4/19/2024, 8:09 AM
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harryba11zack - 4/19/2024, 8:13 AM
Everything is a phucking joke now.

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dragon316 - 4/19/2024, 11:03 AM
@harryba11zack - marvel movies are like that
xfan320 - 4/19/2024, 8:15 AM
The animation looks so wonky and cheap, and the jokes don't really suit the tone for alien robots to be making...

"Badassatron"...? really?? Are they gonna make reference to any other Earth culture/lingo, as well??

Optimus: "It's about to get lit up in this piece, guys. Let's yeet!"

Megatron alone in his room: Dances and sings along to Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' for his YouTube/Twitch stream

Bumblebee mentions his "rizz" at one point.

This movie looks cringe asf

HashTagSwagg - 4/19/2024, 8:17 AM
It's not made for transformers fans, that's for sure.
GhostDog - 4/19/2024, 8:21 AM
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bkmeijer1 - 4/19/2024, 8:22 AM
Was expecting a different style and tone than one that seems to be aimed at kids, but it looks fun I guess. Still, I was hoping for a style similar to Bumblebee's opening sequence
UniqNo - 4/19/2024, 8:28 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Business wise it's a smart move. The last few transformers movies have done poor at the box office ( at least in terms of what the producers were expecting). If they market this one well and release it over the school holiday with next to no competition they'll be getting $$$. Kids can't go to the movies alone so all the obliging parents and guardians also need to buy a ticket...

The budget for this clearly just went to the actors salary though. Lol.
bkmeijer1 - 4/19/2024, 9:22 AM
@UniqNo - you're probably right. It is a smart move. And aiming it at kids also means it'll sell a lot of merch as well
UniqNo - 4/19/2024, 9:24 AM
@bkmeijer1 - and all the spin off cartoons/animation to keep toy sales perpetuating.
SuperCat - 4/19/2024, 8:30 AM
"Transformers: The Movie" was bad-ass. This just looks bad. SMH.

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marvel72 - 4/19/2024, 12:18 PM
@SuperCat - I got that Transformers movie on 4K Blu-Ray a few months ago,fantastic.
SuperCat - 4/19/2024, 12:50 PM
@marvel72 - I still have it on VHS. Yes, I'm that old. LOL. I saw it again on YouTube a month ago. I need to buy the blu-ray too!
clintthahamster - 4/19/2024, 8:33 AM
Man, ha, wow, this ain't it.
0bstreperous - 4/19/2024, 8:41 AM
Not to mention they don't use original voice actors
Deckacards - 4/19/2024, 10:41 AM
@0bstreperous - I's Orion Pax, not Optimus. People forget that Cullen didn't voice Orion Pax in the G1 episodes. Hemsworth at least has a voice you could see evolving into Cullen's after a rebuild.
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