'Furiosa': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about the 'Mad Max: Fury Road' spinoff

'Furiosa': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about the 'Mad Max: Fury Road' spinoff
Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road', Anya Taylor-Joy (IMDb, AGetty Images)

Warner Bros is in the advanced development stage with 'Furiosa', a spinoff feature about Charlize Theron's rebellious character in 'Mad Max: Fury Road', who was a notable force in the movie, according to latest reports. Director Miller had once said that Furiosa, played by Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, had a deep backstory. And now we will finally get to see it.


When the Australian post-apocalyptic action movie 'Mad Max: Fury Road' hit theatres in 2015, it created waves, impressing audiences and critics alike with its powerful screenplay and an even stronger ensemble cast. Directed by the esteemed auteur George Miller, the movie went on to win big at the box office (making $375.2M at the global box office.

It was even considered to be one of the greatest action films of all time. It won six Academy Awards and nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. And now, the franchise is returning with a brand new vision. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming movie. 


Release date

With the movie only in its initial stages now, the official release date is still not out. We will update this article once more details are revealed. 


While the official synopsis of the movie isn't out yet, some latest reports dole out details about it. "The standalone movie will reveal the origins of Furiosa. The movie will track the genesis of Furiosa before she teamed up with Max Rockatansky in 'Fury Road'."



Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa

Anya Taylor-Joy attends the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on March 03, 2020, in Paris, France (Getty Images)

Taylor-Joy is confirmed to play the younger version of Furiosa — diving into the character's backstory. The actress is best known for her work in 'The Witch', 'Split' and 'Glass' — each performance making more of a star out of her. She is also known for her work in the black comedy 'Thoroughbreds' and most recently, in the role of Emma Woodhouse in 'Emma'. 


Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth attends a preview of Tourism Australia's latest campaign at Sydney Opera House on October 30, 2019, in Sydney, Australia (Getty Images)

Details about Hemsworth's role in 'Furiosa' aren't revealed yet. The actor is best known for his work in the critically acclaimed comedy horror film 'The Cabin in the Woods' and 'Rush', in which he portrayed James Hunt. More than that, however, Hemsworth is known across the world for playing Thor in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films, from 'Thor' in 2011 to the most recent in 2019 in 'Avengers: Endgame'. 


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II attends the Premiere Of HBO's 'Watchmen' at The Cinerama Dome on October 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Like Hemsworth, details about Yahya's role aren't out either. The actor is best known for portraying David Kane / Black Manta in the 2018 DC Extended Universe superhero film 'Aquaman'. But more recently he's recognised for his role as Cal Abar in the HBO limited series 'Watchmen', one which won him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.



Director George Miller has written the script with 'Mad Max: Fury Road' co-writer Nico Lathouris. Reports say that his behind-the-scenes team will also remain the same with Colin Gibson as production designer, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt. Each of them won an Oscar for their work on 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. 


George Miller arrives ahead of the Baby Driver Australian Premiere at Event Cinemas George Street on July 12, 2017, in Sydney, Australia (Getty Images)

According to reports, Miller will also be producing the movie with his longtime Oscar-nominated producing partner Doug Mitchell. 



There is no trailer for the movie yet since the director and production house are still in their initial discussions. But stay tuned as we will update this story as it develops.

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