Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

This will be the fifth film in the Mad Max franchise, which spans more than 40 years, going back to 1979. Until now, every film in the franchise has focused on Max Rockatansky and his adventures through a dystopian wasteland. Here’s everything we know about this prequel spinoff, which will be the first entry in the franchise not built around Max.he 5 most exciting laptops of 2024

What is the release date for Furiosa?

Furiosa will hit Australian theaters on May 23, 2024, with the film reaching U.S. cinemas the following day. However, like Fury Road in 2015, Furiosa will be screened on May 15, 2024, at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie may not be out yet, but audiences of an early test screening in Burbank reportedly had nothing high praise for it.

Furiosa will be one of the two major releases set to debut over Memorial Day weekend, with the other being Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Fury Road was released on the same weekend in 2015 and went on to have a fairly successful run in theaters. Audiences can only wait and see how Furiosa’s theatrical run will compare to its predecessor’s.

What is the plot of Furiosa?

Although many of the movie’s plot details are being kept under wraps, we do have a broad outline of what the movie will be about, thanks to its official synopsis:

“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.”

Of course, we already know that Fury Road chronicles Furiosa’s attempts to return to the Green Place and to the only real home that she ever knew. This movie appears to depict how she was ripped away from that beautiful paradise and her initial plans to return there.

Who is in the cast of Furiosa?

Because this movie is a prequel to Fury Road, almost the entire cast will be composed of newbies to the Mad Max saga. Anya Taylor-Joy is set to take over the role of Furiosa from Charlize Theron. She has already established herself as one of the stars of her generation thanks to roles in The Queen’s Gambit, The Witch, and many other movies and TV shows. She’ll be joined by Chris Hemsworth, who is set to play the movie’s villain, Warlord Dementus. Dementus will be a bit of a shift for Hemsworth, who is best known to audiences worldwide for playing Thor in the Marvel universe for the last ten years.

Hemsworth and Taylor-Joy will be joined by Tom Burke and Alyla Browne. Nathan Jones and Angus Sampson, who played Rictus Erectus and the Organic Mechanic, respectively, in Fury Road, are returning to those roles for Furiosa. 

Is there a trailer for Furiosa?

The first trailer for Furiosa was released on November 30, 2023, with the caption: “5 years after the collapse, a young Furiosa is taken from her family. She will devote the rest of her life to finding her way home. This is her odyssey.”

The trailer features jaw-dropping images of the Wasteland — and of plenty of tricked-out cars — which will be familiar to anyone who loved Fury Road. It remains to be seen exactly how similar Furiosa’s plot will be to Fury Road’s. The trailer certainly leans into action, though, suggesting to fans of the franchise that this prequel will have a lot in common with the original film.

A second trailer was released on March 19, 2024. It shows more of what we’d expect in a George Miller action picture: outrageous characters, explosions galore, and a visual style that is completely unique and thrilling.

Will Furiosa play in theaters?

Furiosa’s initial run will be exclusively in theaters and will likely end up on streaming services a few months after its premiere. However, Fury Road’s reputation as one of the greatest action movies ever made has only grown since its debut, so Furiosa may spend several months in theaters before it 

Chris Hemsworth doesn’t think Dementus is very nice

Elsewhere in that Empire story, we got a sense of what Chris Hemsworth thinks of the villainous Dementus, his character in Furiosa. “He’s a pretty horrible individual,” Hemsworth explained.

Even as he commits atrocities, though, Hemsworth said there’s a certain logic to his character’s actions. “Through the whole film we kept coming back to, ‘This is evil, but what is the intention behind it?’ It’s not just sadistic insanity. There is a real purpose, the wheels are turning, he’s plotting and planning and ten steps ahead of everyone else,” he explains.

Hemsworth even went so far as to suggest that Dementus sees himself as something of a father figure for Furiosa. “I think that’s how he sees himself,” the Thor actor explained. “I think there’s a paternal quality and nature to the relationship in his eyes. [Furiosa] would, I’m sure, argue to her death the complete opposite.”