Mad Max Fans Rejoice: All You Need to Know About the New Furiosa Movie

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Since its debut in the early 1980s, George Miller’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi masterpiece, Mad Max, has been a fixation for action enthusiasts. Despite initial concerns about its modest budget and peculiar costumes, this Australian gem propelled Mel Gibson to stardom and spawned an iconic franchise.

Fast forward to 2015, when the series was rejuvenated with Mad Max: Fury Road. Many fans of the original were apprehensive, doubting whether it could recapture the essence and allure of its predecessors. However, with 10 nominations and six Academy Awards under its belt, Fury Road unequivocally proved its mettle. A key factor in its appeal? The enigmatic character of Imperator Furiosa, portrayed by Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, who commanded the screen with minimal dialogue and an alluringly mysterious past.

Furiosa’s got everyone buzzing about her backstory and all the juicy mysteries surrounding her character. That brings us to the latest Mad Max instalment: Furiosa.

Furiosa will depict the backstory of the character Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s been nine years since that film came out, so we’re on the edge of our seats awaiting this next one. While Furiosa will keep to the Mad Max franchise in several ways, it will also have some differences. Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming movie.

What Is Furiosa About?

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Furiosa will centre around the title character’s childhood home known as the “Green Place”, a swampland. The movie will likely show the relationships she had with the Vuvalini warrior women who claim Furiosa, as well as how she was kidnapped from them. As a result of the kidnapping, Furiosa spent many years attempting to find her way back to the Green Place.

Is Furiosa a Prequel?

Furiosa is the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, which was released in 2015. It will tell the backstory of Furiosa’s character. Charlize Theron’s tough rebel leader was by far the fan-favourite character of the 2015 action movie, so it’s no wonder that the filmmakers have finally decided to give us more about her in her own movie.

Furiosa Cast

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The trio of stars in this Mad Max film include Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa, Chris Hemsworth in a villainous role as Dementus, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. You may have previously seen Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit or Split, Hemsworth as Thor in the Avengers movies, and Abdul-Mateen II in Watchmen or Aquaman.

Why Isn’t Charlize Theron In Furiosa?

You may be disappointed to hear that Theron won’t be playing Furiosa again, but it’s because the movie is a prequel and director George Miller wanted a young female actress in her 20s to play the role. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Theron said she’s disappointed since she loved the role, but she respects Miller and wishes him the best.

Is There a Trailer?

Furiosa Release Date

Mad Max enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the prequel will mark their calendars for Furiosa‘s release on Thursday, May 24. You can pre-book your tickets here!

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