George Miller’s Mad Max prequel Furiosa just began photography. The anticipated prequel to the 2015 science-adventure film Mad Max: Fury Road is a spin-off. As such, a new saga will commence in the long-running Mad Max saga that started way back when Mel Gibson was the star.
For this movie, Imperator Furiosa will be the star. If you remember Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron, this movie will give us background on her story. Moreover, the film will star Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy from Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit.
Mad Max Prequel Begins Filming
Actor Chris Hemsworth (from Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder) shared on social media that Furiosa began shooting. While we don’t know the details of the plot yet, the cast and crew are out in the sticks in the Australian desert doing the work for this awaited film, with Covid in the rear mirror and studios now in full motion. So, it’s only a matter of time before the crew finishes the photography and the movie enters post-production.
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) June 1, 2022
So far, we have a limited cast list with Anya Taylor-Joy —The Queen’s Gambit— Chris Hemsworth with a confirmed part where he will play the antagonist in this story, and Tom Burke (you may remember him from the 2020 film Mank). When we receive more official information from reliable sources concerning this production, we will post them in an update for you.
Can Furiosa Top Fury Road?
In 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road received multiple accolades and amazing critics. During award season, the movie received ten nominations to the Oscars, managing to win six Academy Awards for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. It also won Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Film Editing. All in all, the film managed to grab all the technical awards. Now, with the same director and pretty much the same crew, they’re embarked to do the same.
Who Is George Miller?
George Miller is an Australian producer, film director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the Mad Max franchise, which began with the release of Mad Max in 1979. Furthermore, George Miller has been involved in several other projects over the course of his career. Including directing and producing the Babe and Happy Feet film franchises.
He has also served as a producer on several other successful films, such as The Witches of Eastwick and Lorenzo’s Oil. Miller is a highly respected figure in the film industry, and his work has earned him a number of accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for Mad Max: Fury Road.
What Is Mad Max About?
The Mad Max series is a post-apocalyptic action franchise created by George Miller. It began with the release of Mad Max in 1979 and has since spawned three sequels: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, and Mad Max: Fury Road.
The franchise has been highly successful, both commercially and critically, with the first three films earning a combined total of over $1 billion at the box office. Mad Max: Fury Road was particularly lauded, receiving 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and winning six. The Mad Max series is renowned for its iconic car chases and action sequences, as well as its unique post-apocalyptic setting. It is considered to be one of the most influential action franchises of all time.
What Made Mad Max So Popular?
There are a number of factors that contributed to the popularity of Mad Max. The first film was released at a time when the post-apocalyptic genre was gaining popularity, thanks in part to films like A Boy and His Dog and Damnation Alley. Additionally, Mad Max was one of the first films to truly capture the sense of lawlessness and anarchy that characterizes the post-apocalyptic genre.
The film’s unique setting and characters, as well as its thrilling action sequences, helped to make it a cult classic. The success of the first film led to the release of two sequels, which further cemented the franchise’s popularity. In recent years, Mad Max: Fury Road has revitalized interest in the franchise. All thanks in part to its critical and commercial success.
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