Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth And Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to lead George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road follow-up Furiosa
Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth And Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will lead Furiosa, George Miller's follow-up to hit action romp, Mad Max: Fury Road.
According to Collider, the film will explore the backstory of Furiosa, the character played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road.
George Miller is returning to direct from a script he co-wrote with Nico Lathouris, who he also worked with on Fury Road. Taylor-Joy, who has starred in Split, and, most recently in X-Men spin-off The New Mutants, will play the title role.
Hemsworth is expected to appear with a long, silver scar on his face as a character named Dementus, while Abdul-Mateen will likely be playing Pretorian.
In Fury Road, Furiosa is a one-armed war captain under the tyrannical Immortan Joe but turns against him in order to free the Five Wives, Joe's female concubines. To do this, she teams up with Max Rockatansky as they journey to find a new home.
Production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, who all won Oscars for their work on Fury Road, will be back for the new movie.
There's no release date or indication on when production will start as yet.