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Anya Taylor Joy to Play Young Furiosa in Mad Max Spinoff

We are so pleased to report that Anya Taylor Joy has officially been tapped to take on the role of Furiosa in the upcoming George Miller-directed “Mad Max” spinoff.

If you’ll recall, there’s been chatter about a Furiosa stand-alone film for awhile now, reportedly focusing on a young version of the future Imperator. This would mean, by the nature of the project, that Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron would not be returning for this project. That doesn’t mean we won’t ever see Theron back as Furiosa, but it more than likely won’t be in this film. (Although we still think that early version of a solo film with a flashback would be cool.)

Charlize Theron and George Miller on the set of “Mad Max: Fury Road” Photo curtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are both also joining the film, but we have no idea who they’ll be playing yet.

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George Miller penned the script along with his “Mad Max: Fury Road” co-writer Nico Lathouris. Perhaps the most exciting news here is that the “Fury Road” production team consisting of Oscar winning production designer Colin Gibson, Oscar winning editor Margaret Sixel, Oscar winning sound mixer Ben Osmo, and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, first assistant director PJ Voeten, and second unit director and LEGENDARY stunt coordinator Guy Norris are all reportedly on board for this 5th “Mad Max” film.

Theoretically, it will be the next film project Miller tackles once “3,000 Years of Longing completes it’s production.

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