Furiosa, the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, has been rescheduled from summer 2023 to summer 2024, according to Warner Bros. Anya Taylor-Joy replaces Charlize Theron as the titular heroine, and she’ll be joined by Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the Candyman. Instead of June 23, 2023, the film will now debut on May 24, 2024.
Filming is set to begin next year in Australia, with authorities promising it will be the country’s largest production to date. It will have to be to completely honor the role played by Charlize Theron in the 2015 classic, which also featured Tom Hardy. This film, which Miller wrote as part of his study for that film, explains how and why Furiosa became the strong woman she is now.
Miller had hoped that Theron would be able to reprise the part, but with over a decade between shooting, he would have had to rely on complex de-aging technology to portray a younger version of the character, which he didn’t want to undertake. So, after viewing Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho, he chose Taylor-Joy, the Witch and New Mutants actress who is steadily growing in stardom with each job she takes.
The new film adaptation of Salem’s Lot will be released on September 9, 2022, according to the Warner Bros. release date announcement. Alfre Woodard, Lewis Pullman, Bill Camp, Spencer Treat Clark, and William Sadler appear in Gary Dauberman’s adaptation and direction.
While the announcement of an extra year of waiting for Furiosa is understandably aggravating, keep in mind how long the gap between Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Mad Max: Fury Road was (30 years!) and how that film ended out. Furiosa will be one of the finest films produced in 2024 if it is half as excellent as Fury Road.
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