After making Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in 2015, which is considered one of the best action movies of this century, George Miller recently started production on his newest project — Furiosa. Described as the prequel to the 2015’s movie, Furiosa will follow a titular character who was played by Charlize Theron in the 2015’s movie, and the role of younger Furiosa will now be played by Anya Taylor-Joy.
You can check the first on-set photos in a tweet down below:
George Miller is an acclaimed filmmaker best known for the Mad Max franchise. He directed the original Mad Max trilogy starring Mel Gibson between 1979 and 1985. A reboot series started with Fury Road in 2015 with Tom Hardy playing Max Rockatansky, and Charlize Theron playing Imperator Furiosa. The reboot was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and it won six of them.
In 2020, Miller announced a Furiosa-centered prequel/spin-off with The Queen’s Gambit, Last Night in Soho, The Northman, and Peaky Blinders star Anya Taylor-Joy set to play the titular role. Thor star Chris Hemsworth was cast to play the movie’s villain, and Hemsworth was the first one who recently announced the start of the movie’s production.
“I’ll tell you how it’s going when it’s finished, but it has got off to a lovely start. All I can say about my excitement about doing it is that it’s definitely exciting, because even though it’s certainly of that world of Fury Road, it’s also got a lot of the differences we’ve been talking about. Again, it’s uniquely familiar. And probably the biggest difference is the timespan. Fury Road happened over three days and two nights and this one happens over 15 years. So, it’s a saga.” — George Miller for Deadline
Written and directed by George Miller, Furiosa is set to be released on May 24, 2024. The sequel to Fury Road is also in development.