Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Release Date, Trailer, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga release date, trailer, cast, and everything we know so far. If you haven’t watched the trailers of one of the most anticipated movies of the year already then you should follow us as we give a breakdown of the story, the characters, the cast as well as the people behind the film and so many more.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Release Date

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Release Date

“Furiosa,” the eagerly awaited prequel to the acclaimed “Mad Max: Fury Road,” is gearing up for its debut at the 2024 box office. Directed by George Miller, this will be the fifth installment in the Mad Max franchise, with Anya Taylor-Joy taking the lead role. Here’s a breakdown of what we know about “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” including details about the cast, crew, plot, and the latest trailer.

Overall, “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” promises to be a thrilling addition to the franchise, expanding on the richly imagined world created by George Miller and giving fans a deeper look into one of its most compelling characters.

Furiosa Release Date

After the resounding success of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” director George Miller and Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, began developing sequels and prequels. “Furiosa,” announced in 2020, was initially slated for release on June 23, 2023. However, this release date was not met. In the fall of 2021, Warner Bros. announced a new premiere date for “Furiosa,” set for May 24, 2024, which coincides with Memorial Day weekend. On its release, it will compete with “The Garfield Movie,” featuring Chris Pratt, and “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.”

There are also rumors that “Furiosa” might have its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. This speculation makes sense considering “Fury Road” had a highly acclaimed premiere at Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival in 2024 begins on May 14, offering a potential prestigious platform for “Furiosa” to debut before its official theatrical release.

The Main Character behind Furiosa

George Miller, the acclaimed filmmaker responsible for all four movies in the Mad Max series (including the unique “Babe: Pig in the City”), is back at the helm for “Furiosa.” He is not only directing the film but has also co-written the screenplay alongside Nick Lathouris, who previously collaborated with him on “Fury Road.”

Margaret Sixel, Miller’s wife and the Oscar-winning film editor of “Fury Road,” is also returning for “Furiosa.” Her editing work on “Fury Road” was highly praised and earned her an Academy Award. Additionally, several key members of the “Fury Road” crew are part of the “Furiosa” project. This includes Colin Gibson, the production designer, Ben Osmo, the sound mixer, Lesley Vanderwalt, the makeup designer, and Jenny Beavan, the costume designer, all of whom contributed significantly to the distinctive aesthetic and immersive experience of “Fury Road.”

The music for “Furiosa” will be composed by Junkie XL, who also scored “Fury Road.” His composition for “Fury Road” was notable for its dynamic and intense musical landscape, which greatly enhanced the film’s action-packed sequences and overall atmosphere. With such a talented and acclaimed team, “Furiosa” promises to be a visually and sonically captivating addition to the Mad Max franchise.

Stars and Characters of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

In “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Charlize Theron portrayed Imperator Furiosa, a formidable war rig driver who joined forces with Tom Hardy’s “Mad Max” Rockatansky. Together, they aimed to rescue five women from the clutches of the dictator Immortan Joe. However, neither Theron nor Hardy will be returning for “Furiosa,” which is a prequel focusing on Furiosa’s backstory and her initial entanglement with Immortan Joe, long before her encounter with Max.

Anya Taylor-Joy, known for her roles in “The Witch,” “The Menu,” and the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,” was cast as the younger Furiosa in October 2020. Her portrayal will delve into the character’s early life, including her kidnapping and subsequent involvement in the chaotic struggles for fuel and resources in a dystopian world. The film will also explore the backstory of how Furiosa lost her arm.

Alyla Browne plays an even younger version of Furiosa, continuing her collaboration with director George Miller after appearing as a young character in “Three-Thousand Years of Longing.”

Other Noteworthy Cast and Characters 

Chris Hemsworth, famous for his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, co-stars as the main antagonist, potentially the warlord Dementus. Hemsworth describes his character as a brutal and violent product of the wasteland’s harsh environment, ruling with an iron fist yet possessing a manipulative charisma.

Tom Burke, known for his role as Orson Welles in Netflix’s “Mank,” is also part of the cast. He is rumored to play a leader of a rival faction in the wasteland, possibly a younger Immortan Joe. His character remains unconfirmed, as does Hemsworth’s.

Burke replaced Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the film due to scheduling conflicts. Nathan Jones and Angus Sampson will reprise their roles from “Fury Road” as Rictus Erectus and The Organic Mechanic, respectively. Quaden Bayles, who appeared in “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” is also cast in “Furiosa.”

This ensemble and the intriguing plot details suggest “Furiosa” will be a compelling exploration of the character’s origins, set against the backdrop of the chaotic and brutal world of Mad Max.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Story

Here is the official plot synopsis for the film from the creators:

“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.”

As expected from a Mad Max film, “Furiosa” is likely to showcase a range of incredible and breathtaking vehicular stunts, maintaining the franchise’s reputation for thrilling, high-octane action sequences. True to the series’ tradition, these stunts are primarily achieved through practical filmmaking techniques, a hallmark of the franchise’s commitment to authenticity and visceral impact.

What We Know From the Trailer So Far

The production of “Furiosa” has been notably secretive, with very few details about the movie becoming public. This lack of leaks can be partly attributed to the remote filming location in Australia’s outback, combined with a series of strikes that hindered any promotional activities.

The first glimpses of the movie were unveiled at the largest Brazilian Comic-Con, CCXP, on Thursday, November 30, where the first trailer and promotional stills were revealed. While the trailer does not disclose much about the plot, it provides a look at a young Furiosa’s journey. It depicts her initial kidnapping from her homeland, her evolution into a skilled warrior, and her experiences that lead to confrontations between Hemsworth’s character and Immortan Joe.

This limited revelation maintains the intrigue and anticipation around the film, keeping audiences curious about the full extent of Furiosa’s backstory and the dynamics of her interactions with other key characters in the Mad Max universe.



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