Furiosa – Mad Max: Fury Road Prequel Begins Shoot, Announces Chris Hemsworth

The movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy in the lead

Furiosa has kicked off! Actor Chris Hemsworth has shared that the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, which focuses on the character portrayed by Charlize Theron has started filming. The movie took a long time to develop due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and due to that, the release date has also been delayed. However, the announcement still caused a great deal of excitement.

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Hemsworth shared a photo of the film slate, set on the scorched desert ground. Clouds brewed in the background, and the atmosphere matched the movie’s tone. We can also see George Miller, the director’s name on the slate. Miller had been part of all four Mad Max films, and he will also be telling the story of the fiery Imperator Furiosa and how she became a legend. Nico Lathouris, also a writer on Fury Road will be assisting Miller.

We saw Imperator Furiosa for the first and only time when Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron portrayed her in the 2015 movie. She takes over a massive rig carrying water and manages to help the villain Immortan Joe’s wives escape. She tells Max (Tom Hardy) that she belonged to a clan of women named the Vuvalini, and was kidnapped from them.

The character will be played by Golden Globe-winning actress Anya Taylor-Joy in the prequel. Taylor-Joy is a firm Hollywood favorite since 2015’s The Witch. She has played fantastic roles in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, The New Mutants, Emma, Last Night in Soho, and Peaky Blinders.

Release Date

Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlize Theron
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As mentioned earlier, the movie was delayed. So instead of its original June 2023 release, Furiosa will be raging towards theaters on May 2024. Stay tuned until then!

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