‘Aang: The Last Airbender’ Delayed to 2026, ‘Transformers One’ Moves Back a Week

Paramount has delayed “Aang: The Last Airbender” to 2026 and moved “Transformers One” back by one week.

The animated “Avatar: The Last Airbender” spinoff was previously set for Oct. 10, 2025, and will now open on Jan. 20, 2026. Dave Bautista and Eric Nam are headlining the voice cast for the film, which is in development at Paramount and Nickelodeon Studios. Plot details haven’t been revealed, but Bautista will voice a villain character.

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Lauren Montgomery, who worked on the original “Avatar: The Last Airbender” television show, is directing the project with William Mata. Series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are serving as executive producers alongside Eric Coleman.

Elsewhere on Paramount’s release calendar, “Transformers One” will debut on Sept. 20, 2024, instead of Sept. 13. On its new date, the animated “Transformers” adventure will play in Imax and open in theaters on the same day as Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s “The Wild Robot.”

Chris Hemsworth will voice a young Optimus Prime and Brian Tyree Henry will voice a young Megatron in “Transformers One,” the studio’s cartooned origin story based on the Hasbro toys. The movie will detail how the most famous Autobot and Decepticon “transformed from brothers in arms to sworn enemies,” Henry teased last week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Scarlett Johansson (as Elita-1), Keegan-Michael Key (as B-127), Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Hamm round out the voice cast. “Toy Story 4” filmmaker Josh Cooley is directing “Transformers One” with Steven Spielberg, Zev Foreman, Olivier Dumont, Brian Oliver, B.J. Farmer and Matt Quigg serving as executive producers. Michael Bay, who directed the live-action series starring LaBeouf, is producing the movie with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy, Mark Vahradian and Aaron Dem.

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