See Who Has Joined the Cast of the Much-Hyped Mad Max: Fury Road Prequel Furiosa
The first confirmed members of the cast for the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, Furiosa, have been revealed today, via Deadline. Anna Taylor-Joy will take on Charlize Theron’s role of Furiosa, cast alongside Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
We’re expecting yet another feminist flick from Aussie writer and director George Miller, with the powerful Furiosa’s backstory at its centre. We’re also likely to see Anna joined by a bevy of other gorgeous women like Charlize was in Fury Road, which also starred actor-models like Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Courtney Eaton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoë Kravitz.
George told the New York Times back in May that a screenplay about Furiosa’s life before the events of Fury Road had been written before that film began shooting as “a way of helping Charlize and explaining it to ourselves”. He also said that he had planned to “use CG de-ageing on Charlize” for the role, “but I don’t think we’re nearly there yet”.
In July, Charlize responded to the news that her role had been cast for an actor in her 20s. “It’s a tough one to swallow,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly. Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if [George Miller] feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner.”
Nevertheless, we’re hoping for another feminist box offfice smash! See who has signed on to Furiosa so far: