Paramount Animation announced an animated Transformers prequel is in the works titled Transformers One.
The animated movie will feature an all-star voice cast that includes Chris Hemsworth (Extraction 2), Brian Tyree Henry (Bullet Train), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Keegan-Michael Key (The Super Mario Bros.), Jon Hamm (Top Gun Maverick) and Laurence Fishburne (John Wick Chapter 4).
The prequel is set before the events on Earth with the transformers in a secret world on their home planet of Cybertron, where a young Optus Prime (Hemsworth) and young Megatron (Henry) will go from brothers-in-arms to sworn enemies. Bots in the story include Elita (Johansson), Bumblebee (Key), Sentinel Prime (Hamm) and Alpha Trion (Fishburne).
The animated film will be directed by Josh Cooley (Toy Story 4) from a script by Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari. A release date is set for July 19, 2024.