Scarlett Johansson, known for her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has joined the Transformers franchise. She will be voicing the character Elita in the animated prequel film called Transformers One. The movie, set to release on September 14th, 2024, will explore the origin story and relationship between iconic characters Optimus Prime and Megatron on their home planet of Cybertron. Fans are eagerly anticipating this highly anticipated animated film, which promises a unique and dramatic approach to the Transformers IP.
In an interview with Collider, Johansson expressed her excitement about working with writer-director Josh Cooley and praised the texture and look of the film. She described it as something she had never seen before and highlighted its dramatic and heartfelt elements. Her positive comments have only fueled fans' anticipation for the movie, especially considering the success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which showcased top-notch animation.
Fans are particularly excited to witness the friendship and subsequent rivalry between Optimus Prime and Megatron, as their dynamic has been teased in previous films and animated series. Some wonder if Transformers One will adopt a similar dynamic animation style to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, while others believe the Transformers universe requires its own distinct style. However, without a teaser or first-look trailer yet released, fans must patiently wait for a glimpse of the film to adjust their expectations accordingly.
Despite initial concerns about the cast, fans who are not initially sold on the idea still plan to watch the film. Overall, the announcement of Scarlett Johansson's involvement and her praise for the script and visuals have generated significant buzz among Transformers fans. With the release date set for September 2024, audiences are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Transformers One and hoping that it lives up to the high expectations surrounding it.