Mad Max: Fury Road is already considered by many to be the greatest action movie ever made. Having just watched it for maybe the tenth time, it’s hard for me to disagree. George Miller created something truly special outshined all of his previous Mad Max films, and perhaps the best part was the introduction of Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa. A total badass and the epitome of a strong female character, Furiosa is likely to endure as a centerpiece figure for a long time. And that begins with the newly-titled prequel, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, which we are now getting our first trailer for.
Oh what a glorious day!!
Anya Taylor-Joy gets the unenviable task of following Theron in the role, but a much younger version of Furiosa. The story returns us to the post-apocalyptic wasteland to tell a story teased and ultimately concluded in Mad Max: Fury Road, that of a young Furiosa’s abduction from the Green Place of Many Mothers and into the clutches of a demented warlord. The footage reveals Warboys, Chris Hemsworth going native as Warlord Dementus, and Tom Burke, possibly as a young Immortan Joe. Even ex-pro wrestler Nathan Jones is coming back as Immortan Joe’s brother, Rictus Erectus. It’s twisted men such as these that killed the world, leading an adult Furiosa to fight back and reclaim her freedom from them.
Here’s the official synopsis: As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.
Warner Bros. will release Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga into theaters on May 24th 2024, with a likely Cannes world premiere just like Fury Road had.