The release of Dr. George Miller‘s next “Mad Max” film can’t come soon enough. I mean we’ll always wait for another chapter from the Wasteland, but, we’re just really excited for this one. Titled “Furiosa,” it is a prequel of 2015’s absolutely incredible “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Telling the story of Imperator Furiosa (an Oscar worthy role originated by Charlize Theron), expect to see new locations and characters, but perhaps some familiar ones too.
Anya Taylor-Joy was tapped to play the younger Furiosa, a move that both saddened and excited fans. We all kind of hoped for more Theron, but, as this is a very different timeline, a recasting makes sense. We’re still kind of hopeful a flash forward happens to include Charlize.
As of October 28th, Taylor-Joy has wrapped filming on the film. In a post to Instagram, she thanked everyone involved for “making me tougher than I ever thought I could be.”
Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Burke (who replaces Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), also star.
Jenny Beaven, who won an Oscar for her incredible costume work on “Fury Road” (and most recently did “Cruella” for Disney) has confirmed she’ll be designing. Tom Holkenborg, aka JunkieXL, will also be returning to the “Mad Max” family to score “Furiosa.”
Filming kicked off in Australia earlier this year, and will theoretically resume sometime after August 15th, 2022.
At present, the film has a likely release date of May 24th, 2024. We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news from the Wasteland.