Filming Begins for George Miller’s Furiosa Starring Anya Taylor-Joy

Charlize Theron as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Charlize Theron portrayed Furiosa, an intriguing and badass character in Mad Max: Fury Road. Her performance was raw and focused, and the warrior instantly became a favorite among fans. It was revealed that a Furiosa prequel was in the works with Anya Taylor-Joy attached to play the titular character. Today, Warner Bros has officially announced that principal photography is underway.

George Miller is back to helm the prequel set in a dystopian world, set in the world of Mad Max. The standalone film will explore the origins of Furiosa. Joining Taylor-Joy are Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke.

Taylor-Joy is one of Hollywood’s hottest stars with credits including Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, Robert Eggers’ The Northman, and Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit.

News of Taylor-Joy playing Furiosa came as a surprise for Theron, who originally played the Imperator. However, she loves the character but has respect for the director’s vision.

“It’s a tough one to swallow,” Theron tells The Hollywood Reporter back in 2020. “Listen, I fully respect George, if not more so in the aftermath of making Fury Road with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best. Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character [Furiosa], 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.”

Images from the set have also been popping up online. You can check them out below.

About Furiosa

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.

George Miller penned the script with Mad Max: Fury Road co-writer Nico Lathouris and produces it alongside his longtime partner, producer Doug Mitchell (Mad Max: Fury Road, Babe). Miller’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes such longtime Australian collaborators as production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of whom won an Oscar for their work on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as first assistant director PJ Voeten and second unit director and stunt coordinator Guy Norris. The director of photography is Simon Duggan (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “The Great Gatsby”).

Filming is underway in Australia. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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