‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer Eyed For Furiosa Role In ‘Mad Max’ Prequel

Over the last week there’s been a lot written about Mad Max: Fury Road, including news that George Miller is definitely moving ahead with a prequel, titled Furiosa. Because that film will feature a younger version of Charlize Theron’s badass heroine, she won’t be leading it. Anya Taylor-Joy had reportedly talked with Miller about the role, but another rumor regarding Killing Eve star Jodie Comer has just gained a bit more traction.

THR says Comer was one of the actresses eyed by Miller for the role of young Furiosa, but that was as of a few months ago. Who knows where the situation stands right now. The rumors of her being a contender do appear to be true, which is good if you’re worried who can fill the sizable shoes left behind by Theron. If Miller is targeting Taylor-Joy and Comer, he’s at least aiming very high.

Comer is best known for her award-winning performances on Killing Eve, but she’s been making big moves in features lately, too. She had a tiny role as Rey’s mom in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and will be seen next opposite Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy. She also has a role in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.