Chris Hemsworth Eyed for Paramount's Transformers/G.I. Joe Crossover

Chris Hemsworth Set for Paramount Crossover.

by Nouman Rasool
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Chris Hemsworth Eyed for Paramount's Transformers/G.I. Joe Crossover
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Deadline reports today that Chris Hemsworth is about to close his deal on an upcoming Paramount Pictures blockbuster: a team-up film between the Transformer and G.I. Joe. A possible assignment, this time, is a great homecoming sort for Hemsworth into the Paramount Cinematic Universe, which is in the much-touted *Transformers One*, which of late much has been said to come out on September 20, 2024.

More significantly, this became the most critically acclaimed job in Paramount Animation history. The idea of a crossover was first teased in the epilogue after "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" this summer. That movie brought back the iconic robots to the big screen for the first time in over a decade and a half while outgrossing "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" by $439 million in receipts worldwide—planting its stakes through the roof in terms of scope.

Joe and Transformers are part of the same '80s Marvel Comics series, indeed tales of the staying power of creatives: decades-defining and enduring.

Steady Amidst Speculation

That was all before fevered speculation of impending mergers involving the likes of Skydance and Sony/Apollo.

All of this had been combined evidence that the ViacomCBS studio would stay the course and exploit its deep bench of IP: The grosses for the Transformers and G.I. Joe films now top a staggering $6 billion worldwide. The crossover is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Michael Bay, with executive producers Steven Spielberg and Hasbro Entertainment attached to the project.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth might be more known in the United States for comic book superhero productions, but with CAA and Greenberg Glusker, he has clinched the starring role in Marvel Studio's *Avengers: Endgame*, the output that has become second-highest of all time with the numbers of $2.8 billion.

Hemsworth next reunited with the Russo Brothers for the Netflix film *Extraction*, which went over to be the streamer's most prominent film, seen by 99 million viewers in the first four weeks. He will be seen next in the Netflix film, *Extraction 2*, which he will produce entirely on his own through Wild State.

Additionally, Hemsworth explored new creative territory with Darren Aronofsky in the Disney+ series *Limitless With Chris Hemsworth*, part of his first look deal with National Geographic. His latest venture includes a critically acclaimed performance in George Miller’s *Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga*, where he is lauded as one of the great cinematic villains by Deadline’s Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond.

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