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Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie

Transformers News: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie

Thursday, May 30th, 2024 9:12PM CDT

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Looks like Paramount is going full steam ahead with the Transformers GI Joe crossover movie. According to Variety, Chris Hemsworth is in talks with Paramount to star in the film. Howevever, the film has yet to find a director or writer. The only people confirmed to be involved with the film are Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Michael Bay, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, who are acting as producers. Steven Spielberg and Hasbro Entertainment will executive produce.

And yes, that would make Chris Hemsworth the new face of the brand since he also voices Orion Pax/Optimus Prime in Transformers One.

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Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2180925)
Posted by PhotonWaveZero on May 31st, 2024 @ 7:30am CDT
They are so incredibly out of touch with what fans of this franchise actually want, it's ridiculous.

Travis Knight was on to something with Bumblebee
Rise of the Beasts was decent, but a big step down from the Optimus - focused film that was originally in the works. That project was shot down obviously in favor of a world building film so they can have their own 80s verse.

I'm not holding my breath here. It's clear to me that they are trying to use star power once more, but Hemsworth's involvement with Mad Max did nothing for that franchise, nor did it do anything for the Men in Black franchise, or pretty much anything that wasn't Marvel related.

His VO work in the TF: One film already put me off. All these years waiting for a new animated film, and that's the BEST they could do?

Rant over.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2180926)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 31st, 2024 @ 8:00am CDT
My expectations are rock bottom. I bet it will be a "serious" movie that will be generic as a saltless cracker.

But if by some miracle, the movie go full Sunbow with the craziness of the original G1 cartoons, I'd be pleasantly surprised.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2180927)
Posted by TulioDude on May 31st, 2024 @ 8:26am CDT
I'm glad to see Chirs Hemsworth investing in his carrer.
If he is going to be one of the human characters, he has enough range to do a both serious and light moments.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2180947)
Posted by noctorro on June 1st, 2024 @ 6:23am CDT
Okay... But will he be replacing Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime?
Or will he be a human character?

I'm only positive about real Transformers live action with Bumblebee. That was really a step in the right direction and would've been a great franchise starter. Escalating with more bots and eventually combiners etc.

Rise of the Beasts is so damn full of mistakes and just bland as hell.
The best youtube explanation is Filmento's review. He hits the nail on the head on the major things that are wrong with Rise of the Beasts.

And adding GI Joe to Transformers. .... that's just a ton of cringe man.
The GI Joe movies were silly with fun moments, Snake Eyes I couldn't finish watching a second time. It's just weak man, they are weak movies, and Rise of the Beasts might be even more below mid than the Joe movies. And then matching the two together?

Maybe the makers thought they had a Batman v Superman movie reveal moment, but the only reaction in the cinema were people laughing like, omg that's so stupid.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2180959)
Posted by Quantum Surge on June 1st, 2024 @ 3:46pm CDT
I don't care about Chris Hemsworth but I just hope he plays a character I can take seriously compared to what became of Thor. Either way, I still hope this GI Joe crossover is neither bloated like TLK or boring like Bumblebee
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181473)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2024 @ 10:41am CDT
While the GI Joe Transformers crossover movie is underway at Paramount, leaded by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, it was still missing a writer and a director (Steven Caple Jr is not currently attached to the film). Well, it now has a writer and it's Derek Connolly, who is a true darling over at Hollywood, with an expertise in huge budget franchise movies. Those include Rise of Skywalker, Kong Skull Island, Detective Pikachu and all 3 Jurassic World films. All those films have been box office successes, many reaching the billion dollar mark.

Say what you want about those movies, but it seems Derek knows how to write a billion dollar movie. We'll see if his winning streak continues with this Transformers Gi Joe movie.

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Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181476)
Posted by Brokebot on June 14th, 2024 @ 12:38pm CDT
This is not good news. This is one of the idiots that brought us attacking Star Destroyers on horseback and "Somehow, Palpatine returned."
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181478)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2024 @ 1:56pm CDT
Brokebot wrote:This is not good news. This is one of the idiots that brought us attacking Star Destroyers on horseback and "Somehow, Palpatine returned."


to be fair:

1. that film still made over a billion dollars, which is something that hasnt happened in a TF film in 10 years
2. he didn't write the somehow palpatine line. While they kept the story he developped, the whole film was rewritten after his original script.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181479)
Posted by Silver Wind on June 14th, 2024 @ 2:06pm CDT
Fair, but one can be forgiven for feeling rather skeptical. Guess we'll see...
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181483)
Posted by Brokebot on June 14th, 2024 @ 3:25pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Brokebot wrote:This is not good news. This is one of the idiots that brought us attacking Star Destroyers on horseback and "Somehow, Palpatine returned."


to be fair:

1. that film still made over a billion dollars, which is something that hasnt happened in a TF film in 10 years
2. he didn't write the somehow palpatine line. While they kept the story he developped, the whole film was rewritten after his original script.


1. Fine. A fleet of Star Destroyers constructed UNDERGROUND that have to crash their way to the surface, and then don't know which way is up once they're in the air. Admittedly, that bit of cinematic dipshittery has Jar Jar Abrams stink all over it, but I digress.

2. It made a billion dollars based on its brand name, not it's quality. If it were a generic sci fi movie stripped of it's Star Wars connections but with the same basic script, it probably wouldn't have made its production money back.

It was also a different time. If you wanted to see a movie -- ANY movie, you went to the theater. Even mediocre movies had a decent shot of breaking even or turning a profit. Now, three weeks after its release it'll be on a streaming service, so why bother? I honestly don't see enough of a demand to make a GI Joe/Transformers crossover movie profitable. The last two Transformers efforts were hardly blockbusters, and none of the GI Joe movies exactly shattered expectations.

Remain optimistic all you like. As for me, I haven't seen anything floating in the sewage flowing out of Hollywood that would give me any reason to believe a forthcoming movie will be anything more than the disjointed nonsense that came before it.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181486)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 14th, 2024 @ 4:51pm CDT
Yeah, I'm not enthusiastic either. Rise of Skywalker was mediocre at best, owing its success to the franchise name, much like Last Jedi, and that was just a gigantic sweaty turd.

As for the TF/Joe crossover, hopefully they keep stephen caple jr. FAR from the director's chair. That way it might still have a chance, even with a mediocre writer attached.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181487)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 14th, 2024 @ 5:10pm CDT
I was about to trash that writer but there's Detective Pikachu to his credits.

So I 'll keep an open mind.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181500)
Posted by Slashercon on June 14th, 2024 @ 7:46pm CDT
Say what you want about the Rise of Skywalker (I personally thought it was a mess of a film to top off a mess of a trilogy), but the fact that he wrote the Jurassic World movies was the nail in the coffin regarding my optimism about the movie. I can still somewhat enjoy the first World movie, but the second and ESPECIALLY the third were among some of the worst movies I've seen in theaters. (Kong Skull Island and Detective Pikachu were fine. ) But of course, time will tell..
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181503)
Posted by Spider5800 on June 14th, 2024 @ 10:31pm CDT
Rise of Skywalker and the Jurassic World movies were garbage.

Detective Pikachu and Kong: Skull Island were pretty good.

So no idea how to feel about this. I assume multiple writers were involved on all of these movies, so it's hard to gauge if this is good or bad.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181505)
Posted by Blastback on June 15th, 2024 @ 12:40am CDT
Spider5800 wrote:Rise of Skywalker and the Jurassic World movies were garbage.

Detective Pikachu and Kong: Skull Island were pretty good.

So no idea how to feel about this. I assume multiple writers were involved on all of these movies, so it's hard to gauge if this is good or bad.


Pretty much my stance. Not an optimistic sign in my opinion, but we'll see what happens
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181511)
Posted by blackeyedprime on June 15th, 2024 @ 11:29am CDT
Detective Pikachu was awful, and that was even seeing it in the cinema in Japan. Oh well, even people that write stinkers may actually write a good one at some point.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181517)
Posted by Quantum Surge on June 15th, 2024 @ 4:00pm CDT
Kong: Skull Island was pretty solid, Jurassic World and Detective Pikachu were okay, and the less said about Rise of Skywalker, the better.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181534)
Posted by VGPrime on June 16th, 2024 @ 12:32am CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:I don't care about Chris Hemsworth but I just hope he plays a character I can take seriously compared to what became of Thor. Either way, I still hope this GI Joe crossover is neither bloated like TLK or boring like Bumblebee


Honestly, I wouldn't call it "boring". If anything, I thought it gives some Iron Giant-vibes, while building up a (seemingly) promising start.
Re: Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in Transformers GI Joe Crossover Movie (2181535)
Posted by VGPrime on June 16th, 2024 @ 12:35am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Detective Pikachu was awful, and that was even seeing it in the cinema in Japan. Oh well, even people that write stinkers may actually write a good one at some point.


Eh, I don't know. Detective Pikachu's too fun and fairly good for video game movie standards.

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