Mad Max prequel, Furiosa, will be the largest film shot in Australia’s history and star Chris Hemsworth has admitted he feels “a lot of pressure” to make the franchise proud. In fact, before the pressure gets too much, the actor has now said he can give original Mad Max lead Mel Gibson a call for some advice on how best to carry on the legacy, showing that his role in the project is a childhood dream come true.
“It’s something I’m going to put my heart and soul into because it’s really for me, out of everything I’ve done, the greatest moment to pinch myself because I grew up watching.”
Film directed by George Miller and Byron Kennedy, Mad Max started way back in 1979, starring Mel Gibson as the title character, a police officer in a future Australia experiencing a societal collapse due to war and a critical shortage of resources. Gibson would star in two sequels, Mad Max 2 in 1981, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985, before being recast with Tom Hardy for 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road. Of course, despite being replaced, Gibson remains a staple of the series Chris Hemsworth it would be wise to ask the actor how best to approach the next chapter in the Australian post-apocalypse story.
Details of Hemsworth’s role in Furiosa have not yet been revealed, but a recent leak claims that the Thor star will play a character named Dementus, who is described as a man in his thirties and forties, is “breathtakingly handsome” and has “an angelic face marked by a deep forehead stitched together with shiny chrome staples.”
Returning director George Miller prepares to start filming Furiosa in New South Wales in 2022 and recently praised the respective governments for their support of the project. “The support of the federal government and the New South Wales government was crucial. They made it possible for the film to be given the green light, shot in Australia and for production to take place in our home state,” Miller said in a statement.
Furiosa takes place long before the events of Fury Road, follows the titular rebel fighter and explores the character’s origins long before she became the inspirational operator of Immortan Joe’s War Rig and joined forces with Tom Hardy’s Mad Max Rockatansky. George Miller returns to co-write, direct and produce the project, along with his longtime Oscar-nominated producing partner Doug Mitchell.
The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy has been cast in the role of the younger version of Furiosa, who is taking over from Mad Max: Fury Road star Charlize Theron. “I was amazed by George Miller’s incredible spirit. It’s hard to put into words,” Taylor-Joy said of the film. “I feel so humble and grateful. I think the first thing I thought was, ‘I’m so excited to work so hard.’ The level of dedication that has been shown by those who came before me, I try to match that. That makes me very excited. I have so much respect for the creators of this crazy world and this collection of characters. I am excited to work really hard . “
Several details regarding the film’s plot have now been released, including the idea that it will take several years. “While Fury Road essentially took place for three days and two nights, it has been happening for many years,” Miller revealed. Furiosa is scheduled for release on June 23, 2023. This comes courtesy of ABC Australia.
Subjects: Mad Max, Furiosa