Mad Max first came out in 1979. Created by George Miller, the movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world in the Australian landscape. Mel Gibson starred in the movie in the role of the titular character, Max Rockatansky and Tom Hardy picked up the role in the 2015 sequel cum reboot, Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment of the franchise. Often hailed as the greatest action films of all time, the movies truly are an underrated and underappreciated classic with a huge cult following and a ton of awards. As claimed by critics, the reboot Fury Road is a masterpiece of mayhem, a grand cinematic spectacle, an epic and visual cinema art film, and the literal definition of controlled chaos. Now, as Furiosa is set to hit the theatres in 2024, Chris Hemsworth shares the first set photo from the highly anticipated prequel to Mad Max.
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What You Need to Know About Mad Max: Furiosa
The Mad Max franchise is not simply known for its terrifying savage landscape and apocalyptic visions of primitive mayhem and destruction. It is also known for characters like the Imperator Furiosa. So stunningly portrayed by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), the role is now being picked up by the incredibly talented Anya Taylor-Joy in the 2024 film, Furiosa, a Mad Max prequel.
As far as reports go, Furiosa is the upcoming movie in the post-apocalyptic action-adventure franchise. Co-written and directed by George Miller, Anya Taylor-Joy will serve as a younger version of Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa in this spin-off to Mad Max: Fury Road. The formidable and fierce Furiosa’s origin story was written by George Miller and Nico Lathouris.
Furiosa Set For 2024 Release, Hemsworth Shares First-Look
If rumors are to be believed in their entirety, Mad Max: Fury Road had been thirty years in the making. George Miller has, however, stopped waiting apparently and is all set to launch the prequel Furiosa which will be the third film in this reboot franchise, following Mad Max: Wasteland.
Thor: Love and Thunder actor, Chris Hemsworth has joined the star-studded cast as well. However, his role in the movie is yet to be revealed. The actor tweeted, “A new journey in the Mad Max saga begins” followed by the hashtag #Furiosa.
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) June 1, 2022
Although slated for a 2023 release, the production was halted due to Covid-related issues. However, now with the filming in full force, the release date has finally been set for the film.
Furiosa streams in theatres on May 24, 2024.
Source: The Direct