Chris Hemsworth in Negotiations for Lead Role in Paramount’s Transformers/G.I. Joe Crossover Film

EXCLUSIVE: Talks are underway for Chris Hemsworth to take on the lead role in Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover movie, a project based on the iconic Hasbro toy lines.

If the deal is finalized, this collaboration will mark a significant return for Hemsworth to the Melrose Ave. lot, following his starring role in Paramount Animation/Hasbro’s Transformers One, set to premiere on Sept. 20, 2024. The anticipation for this movie has been high, with it being one of the top-testing Paramount Animation films to date.

The idea of a crossover between these two beloved ’80s Hasbro brands was first teased in the epilogue of Steven Caple Jr.’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, a successful sequel that brought back the beloved robots in disguise, grossing over $439 million worldwide. The connection between G.I. Joe and Transformers dates back to their shared Marvel comic book universe in the 1980s.

Despite ongoing talks of mergers with various studios, Paramount is staying committed to tapping into its rich IP library for new big screen adaptations. The Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises have collectively earned a staggering $6 billion at the global box office.

The film will be produced by industry heavyweights including Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Michael Bay, Tom DeSanto, and Don Murphy, with Steven Spielberg and Hasbro Entertainment serving as executive producers.

Chris Hemsworth, known for his breakout role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, continues to solidify his status as a leading action star. With successful projects like Extraction and Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga under his belt, Hemsworth’s potential involvement in the Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover movie is generating significant buzz within the industry.

Stay tuned for more updates as negotiations between Hemsworth and Paramount progress.