Anya Taylor-Joy Amazes As Furiosa In First Look At Mad Max Spinoff

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Anya Taylor-Joy looks amazing in newly released images for the upcoming post-apocalyptic action-adventure film Furiosa. The photos via Collider revealed at the CCXP convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, showcase a golden iteration of the actress who will play a younger version of Charlize Theron’s character from Mad Max: Fury Road. 

Anya Taylor-Joy In Furiosa

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Since the image of Anya Taylor-Joy is a promotional poster and not a shot from the movie, it provides no clarity on what she will look like in Furiosa.

Still, it gives a glimpse at the differences and similarities between Theron’s Imperator Furiosa and the newcomer to the franchise. Taylor-Joy’s Furiosa appears to adopt a shaved head and a forehead adorned with engine grease.

Key Differences

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However, a notable difference lies in Anya Taylor-Joy’s prosthetic arm, which appears less advanced than the one seen in the later timeline. It’s longer, heavier, and lacks the sleek design, suggesting it might be a hastily constructed limb using improvised materials throughout the story.

While the image doesn’t reveal other members of the Furiosa cast, it does offer a look at the film’s style and ambiance.

Mad Max: Fury Road Prequel

George Miller directs Furiosa from a script he co-wrote with Nico Lathouris. Billed as a spin-off and a prequel to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, it marks the fifth installment in the Mad Max franchise.

Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the lead role as Imperator Furiosa, with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson, and Quaden Bayles in supporting roles.

Casting auditions for the title role took place in 2020, leading to the selection of Anya Taylor-Joy and Yahya Abdul-Mateen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, Burke replaced Abdul-Mateen.

Key crew members from Fury Road returned for Furiosa, including film editor Margaret Sixel, costume designer Jenny Beavan, and composer Tom Holkenborg.

Furiosa’ World

Furiosa is set against the backdrop of a crumbling world. The story follows young Furiosa (Anya Taylor-Joy) who is taken from the Green Place of Many Mothers and thrust into the clutches of a Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.

Amidst a struggle between two Tyrants vying for control over the Citadel, Furiosa strategically plots her return home through the Wasteland.

Furiosa, led by Anya Taylor-Joy, was developed following the success of its predecessor, Mad Max: Fury Road. Released in 2015, the story revolves around the conflict between Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) as they face off against the cult leader Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and his devoted followers.

Mad Max Acclaim

Despite generating $380 million at the box office, the film’s earnings were initially considered underwhelming due to its substantial budget and marketing expenses.

Nevertheless, Mad Max: Fury Road has gained immense acclaim, securing six Academy Awards and additional nominations, including recognition in categories such as Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.

Furiosa Release

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Even though production has wrapped on Furiosa, Warner Bros. has tactically set the release date for next summer, positioning it to contend with some of next year’s most eagerly awaited films. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, the movie is scheduled to hit cinemas on May 24, 2024.