As production continues on Mad Max: Furiosa in Australia, new behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ action prequel have arrived online (via Daily Mail UK), providing us with our first look at Anya Taylor-Joy’s transformation into the titular character. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 24, 2024.
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In the Furiosa set photos, Taylor-Joy can be seen wearing a green glove on her left hand, suggesting that the prequel will possibly show how Furiosa lost her arm.
Anya Taylor-Joy looks unrecognisable filming Mad Max prequel Furiosa https://t.co/3i23EJ6R1B
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) August 4, 2022
“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,” reads the synopsis for the upcoming film. “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.”
Furiosa is being described as a standalone story that will dive into the origins of the character previously portrayed by Charlize Theron (The Old Guard) before crossing paths with the eponymous antihero of the mothership franchise. The film will be led by Golden Globe winner Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Endgame), and Tom Burke (Mank). The latter replaced Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who exited the project due to scheduling conflicts.
The Mad Max prequel is written and directed by George Miller, who is co-producing the film along with Oscar-nominated producer Doug Mitchell. Miller’s Australian-based Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner is also attached to produce.
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Even though the film had a poor box-office turnout with a worldwide gross of over $370 million, Mad Max: Fury Road was a critical success, with critics praising its cinematography, production design, and the performances of Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, who both had a difficult time during filming. It also won six Oscar awards out of 10 nominations, including Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Costume Design.