‘Transformers One’ Launches Trailer In Space, A First For A Movie Studio; Pic Going Later In September

Transformers One, is going now on Sept. 20 instead of Sept. 13.

The move gets Transformers One further away from Beetlejuice Beetlejuice which is going to eat up the September box office. However, already on this weekend is DreamWorks Animation/Universal’s Wild Robot. Two big animated movies are certainly not going to live on the same weekend.

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The release date change also comes in the wake of the great reception that Transformers One received out of CinemaCon last week. Late September has been a rich bed for family animated movies including Hotel Transylvania 2 ($48.2M opening), Hotel Transylvania ($42.5M opening) and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs ($34M opening).

Transformers One is among one of Paramount’s highest tested movies in the studio’s history.

Today, Paramount outdid itself and launched the first trailer for the Optimus Prime and Megatron origin buddy movie — in space on a weather balloon. Watch Chris Hemsworth (Optimus Prime) and Brian Tyree Henry (Megatron) introduce the trailer above. Transformers One follows how Prime and Megatron, originally known as Orion Pax and D-16, go from brothers-in-arms to sworn enemies. It’s the first animated Transformers movie in close to 40 years. Josh Cooley directs.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, and Aaron Dem are producers on Transformers One.

The New Republic co-production also stars Scarlett Johansson (Elita-1) and Keegan-Michael Key (B-127), Steve Buscemi, with Laurence Fishburne and Jon Hamm.

In other dating news, the Aang Avatar animated film is moving from Oct. 10, 2025 to Jan. 30, 2026. The Lauren Montgomery directed animated film stars the voice of Dave Bautista, Eric Nam, Dionne Quan, Jessica Matten and Roman Zaragoza. The big screen movie is based on Avatar: The Last Airbender which was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Producers are Konietzko, Dante DiMartino, Latifa Ouaou and Maryann Garger.

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