I hope you’re ready, Mad Max fans. Because Furiosa is gearing up to tell her story, for those that don’t recall, Furiosa was the female lead of Mad Max: Fury Road, played by Charlize Theron. She was the perfect counterpart to Tom Hardy’s Mad Max, and part of why the movie was so great. Now, Furiosa’s tale is the next logical step for the franchise. Unfortunately, due to the current state of things, we’ll be waiting longer than intended. That said, we’ve at least got her in our sights. It seems filming for the spin-off, Mad Max: Furiosa, is expected to start soon.
Furiosa’s Tale Is a Prequel of Epic Proportions
Since the filming of Mad Max: Furiosa hasn’t even begun, we don’t know too much. That said, returning director George Miller has provided some detail about it. The Mad Max spin-off is a prequel that focuses on Furiosa over the years. Miller also mentioned that he expects the movie to be more of a story than a dramatic thriller. This is a drastic shift from the original, which only covered about three days. Additionally, Furiosa will be aged down to accommodate this. Instead of Theron, we’ll see Anya Taylor-Joy (of Queen’s Gambit) as the lead.
The cast for Furiosa is just as star-studded as the last. Besides Taylor-Joy, we also have Chris Hemsworth as an unknown lead. Further, DC’s Black Manta actor Yahya Abdul Mateen is joining. The cast members are all extremely excited to work on the film, especially Hemsworth. He has recalled fond memories of the series throughout his life and is excited to work with Miller. Taylor-Joy feels like she has a lot to live up to herself. With a predecessor full of so much intensity, it’s an understandable position. That said, she’s promised that she’ll be tough enough to carry the torch. For a young, less bitter Furiosa, she may be a perfect choice.