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Mad Max Prequel Cast Announced

Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to star in "Furiosa".

OCTOBER 13th, 2020

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he cast of the upcoming prequel to George Miller’s celebrated Mad Max series, “Furiosa”, has been released. Anya Taylor-Joy will take on the titular role, taking over from Charlize Theron, who played Imperator Furiosa in 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The actress will play a younger version of the character, and whilst no plotline is yet known, Miller decided against recasting Theron to play the part again.

Taylor-Joy will not be on her own, however. The actress will be joined by Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who were also announced as part of the new cast.

Charlize Theron starred as Furiosa in 2015's "Mad Max: Fury Road" - © Warner Bros.

Miller will direct, co-write and produce “Furiosa”, alongside his producing partner Doug Mitchell. The movie will be filmed in Australia, which will be music to Hemsworth’s ears, as the Hollywood star lives in Byron Bay.

The character of Furiosa was the only on in “Fury Road” not to receive a detailed origin story, and it seems that the prequel will look to explore how the war captain became the fan favourite she is today.

Taylor-Joy recently completed Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” and starred in the M. Night Shyamalan thrillers “Split” and “Glass”.

Hemsworth is renowned for his role as the God of Thunder, Thor in the Marvel franchise, and is set to start film the fourth movie “Thor: Love and Thunder” in Australia, which is being directed by Taika Waititi. He also has just signed a Netflix deal to start in four upcoming movies.

Abdul-Mateen II is currently filming the fourth instalment in “The Matrix” series and is known for his performance as Black Manta in DC’s “Aquaman”. He also recently won an Emmy for his role in the limited series “Watchman”.

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