Warner Bros dates George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road follow-up Furiosa for 2023
Furiosa, George Miller's follow-up to hit action romp, Mad Max: Fury Road, has been given a release date.
The film will star Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth And Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and will arrive in cinemas on June 23rd in 2023.
Furiosa 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.