TRANSFORMERS ONE CinemaCon Footage Description Teases Orion Pax And D-16's Origin; Movie's Logo Revealed

TRANSFORMERS ONE CinemaCon Footage Description Teases Orion Pax And D-16's Origin; Movie's Logo Revealed TRANSFORMERS ONE CinemaCon Footage Description Teases Orion Pax And D-16's Origin; Movie's Logo Revealed

A new trailer for Transformers One premiered during Paramount's CinemaCon presentation last night, and we have an in-depth description along with the animated prequel's logo. Check it out after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Apr 12, 2024 04:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Transformers
Source: IGN (via

It was during last year's CinemaCon when we first learned of plans for Transformers One, an animated prequel revolving around Orion Pax and D-16 and how went from brothers-in-arms to become sworn enemies, Optimus Prime and Megatron.

Chris Hemsworth and Brian Tyree Henry will lead the cast as the iconic friends-turned-enemies and Scarlett Johansson has also boarded the project as Elita-1. During Paramount's CinemaCon presentation yesterday evening, an extended trailer pulled back the curtain on this movie. 

Hemsworth told those in attendance that audiences "will experience something truly spectacular" with the story of Orion Pax, adding that Transformers One is going to "reveal a side of this character that audiences haven’t seen before." He also paid tribute to the legendary Peter Cullen, Prime's original voice actor. 

Here's a description of the trailer courtesy of our friends at IGN (via

The extended 3D scene features lowly worker 'bots Orion Pax, D-16, and B-127 sneaking aboard a supply train operated by Elita-1, which is on its way to the surface world - a place the three young stowaways have never been before.

After an initial scuffle with Elita-1, who wants them off the train so she won’t get demoted (again), Orion tells her they’re on a mission to the surface world to attain the Matrix of Leadership. This will allow them to earn the ability to transform and realize their full potential. During their ride aboveground, the surface of Cybertron itself transforms, with giant shafts of rock erupting from the ground and into the sky.

Additional footage showed the four 'bots attaining their powers and transforming into vehicles for the first time to comedic effect. Think of a youthful superhero such as Spider-Man awkwardly experimenting with their newfound abilities for the first time.

It sounds like this will be a family-friendly adventure more akin to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem than the live-action franchise revolving around the iconic Autobots and Decepticons. We've yet to see the animation style for ourselves, but it is said to be pretty unique.

Toy Story 4's Josh Cooley is directing the film from a screenplay by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg is executive producing Transformers One alongside Brian Goldner, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, and Valerii An. 

Keegan-Michael Key plasy B-127. Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne, and Jon Hamm round out the impressive cast. 

Transformers One is set to be released in theaters on September 13, 2024.

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TheVisionary25 - 4/12/2024, 4:14 PM
Idk how I feel about the more overtly comedic tone apparently that this has but if it’s similar to Mutant Mayhem then I would be cool with it so we’ll see..

Hell of a cast though!!.

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Hope it turns out well , will definitely give it a shot!!.
ObserverIO - 4/12/2024, 4:15 PM
Paramount won Cinemacon.
bobevanz - 4/12/2024, 5:20 PM
@ObserverIO - they really did
TiberiousOmega - 4/12/2024, 4:15 PM
I’ll hold off my opinion until I see a trailer. Im hoping for something in-line with the first five minutes of the Bumblebee movie. Also, I wish they used a different autobot besides bumblebee. Brawn, Jazz, Cliffjumper, Gears, anyone besides Bumblebee!
SonOfAGif - 4/12/2024, 4:56 PM
@TiberiousOmega - Bumbleebee is a high seller for merchandise.
kazuma - 4/12/2024, 7:47 PM
@SonOfAGif - He's a high seller because they made him a high seller. Simply use other Autobots for 5+ movies and they'll start selling high too.

Bumblebee was MIA from 1987 to 2007. In that time we got dozens of great TF cartoons with different leads.
TheVisionary25 - 4/12/2024, 4:18 PM
Off topic:

Varada Sethu officially cast as the new companion ALONGSIDE Millie Gibson’s Ruby Sunday in Season 2/Series 15.

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LadiesmanBumble - 4/12/2024, 9:30 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Good casting.
tylerzero - 4/12/2024, 5:12 PM
Where is the transforming sound effect?! It was exhausting to play "TSCHE-CHU-CHU-CHU-TSCHE" in my head.
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 4/12/2024, 5:43 PM
I’ve always found that Transformers works better as an animated series/movie. I enjoyed the movies on Netflix. I’ll be looking out for this when it comes out.
StSteven - 4/12/2024, 10:37 PM
As a HUGE life-long TF fan (I have a whole spare bedroom full of them and a Deception symbol tattoo on my shoulder), I really hope that this turns out well and captures the magic of the '86 "TFTM" animated movie (which still holds up spectacularly, for me anyway). I personally feel like the live action movies have been pretty good (to varying degrees), particularly "TF1". I mean that scene where the Sam meets the Autobots for the first time and they all roll up and transform makes the little kid in me grin ear to ear every time.

So here's hoping that Hasbro/Paramount is able to recapture at least some of the magic that made the OG '86 movie so special. They obviously know how highly revered is by the fans as they currently have a whole sub-line of their Studio Series toys dedicated to cartoon accurate versions of the characters from the '86 movie and have put out toys for most of the main characters (Swoop is coming out soon to complete the Dinobots and apparently over the next year+ they're releasing '86 movie versions of Megatron (wonder if he's actually going to be a gun), Galvatron, and Devastator (REALLY looking forward to that).

So my point is that clearly Hasbro/Paramount know what the fans want to see in an animated movie. Let's see if they can tap into that and make something great. Fingers crossed. :)
WarMonkey - 4/13/2024, 6:44 AM
Well I'm confused. So Orion doesn't receive it from Sentinel Prime or Primus even. Do all 3 of them attack Sentinel or steal it from him somehow. And it's been awhile but I certainly don't recall the Matrix of Leadership having the power to make them transform. Also the story of Orion and young Megatron was already done the best in Prime and was amazing and the voice cast was perfect so that'll be hard to top that story. If this is anything at all like Mutant Mayhem I'll be so annoyed and write it off immediately. Hope it doesn't suck!
Imprtracr1 - 4/15/2024, 9:05 AM
People still watch Transformers movies?

Last one I think I saw was whatever the one was with Mark Wahlberg.

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