George Miller is currently shooting his film Mad Max: Furiosa. The movie serves as a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, and it will focus on a young version of Furiosa, who is played by Anya Taylor-Joy.
The movie also stars Chris Hemsworth who is playing a character named Dementus, the villain of the story, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also stars. Not much has been released about the story the movie will tell, but that changed today as a plot summary for the movie has been unleashed! So, here are the first story details:
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.
Miller previously talked about the film, saying, “I’ll tell you how it’s going when it’s finished, but it has got off to a lovely start. All I can say about my excitement about doing it is that it’s definitely exciting because even though it’s certainly of that world of Fury Road, it’s also got a lot of the differences we’ve been talking about. Again, it’s uniquely familiar. And probably the biggest difference is the timespan. Fury Road happened over three days and two nights and this one happens over 15 years. So, it’s a saga.”
When previously talking about making a movie about Furiosa Miller said, “Yeah, she’s a pretty compelling character so it would be great to tell her story. Her backstory is really interesting. We only allude to it in this movie because this movie is on the run; people don’t have much time for recreational talk. But you pick up, you have a sense of her having gone through stuff. That’s what the film is trying to do. You’re trying to put a lot of icebergs under the tip, I like saying. One of the things that are really gratifying, people are reading the film more than just the surface — the events of the movie, and just picking up a lot of stuff underneath it, which is very deliberate……So in many ways, the audience is picking up a lot about Furiosa — or enough to intrigue. And she’s got an interesting story.”
Mad Max: Furiosa will be released in theaters on May 24, 2024.