‘Mad Max’ prequel cast gets Anya Taylor-Joy

Mad Max, the definitive post-apocalypse action-thriller franchise, has a prequel to the Mad Max: Fury Road film underway. Now, a new actor joined to play the titular role of Furiosa.

Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best post-apocalypse action movies out there. The movie stole fans’ hearts and made them astonished for being strong in technical and script aspects. The 2015 movie collected a massive $378 million against a budget of $150 million.

This movie got 10 Academy award nominations and won six of them. It also got seven BAFTA nominations and won four awards.

Director George Miller, who directed the previous four films, including 2015, is now all set to direct a new prequel film. This film will focus on Imperator Furiosa, one of the protagonists of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Charlize Theron played the role of Furiosa in the prequel. The character was a war captain under the ruler Immortan Joe. She leaves him to save and free his five concubines. She joined hands with Max Rockatansky, played by Tom Hardy, to escape his wrath. The character received critical acclaim in the movie.

Prequel for Furiosa

Now, the prequel focusing on Furiosa will have Anya Taylor-Joy as the titular role. She will play the Furiosa role, as the prequel is set some years before the events of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Anya Taylor-Joy confirmed this by posting it on Twitter, and fans expect her to live up to the character’s legacy. The movie has a cast including Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor in MCU movies, and Abdul Mateen II, who played Black manta in Aquaman and Cal Abar in Watchmen. He is now playing a lead role in Matrix 4.

Anya Taylor Joy is currently engaged in the works of Robert Eggers’ movie The Northman. She is well-known for playing a chess genius in The Queen’s Gambit and lead roles in M. Night Shyamalan’s movies Split and Glass.

Technical crew

The movie will have the same technical crew it had in the previous movie. Colin Gibson will work as a production designer, while Margaret Sixel is the editor. She is the spouse of George Miller, the director.

Ben Osmo will perform sound mixing, Lesley Vanderwalt will be the make-up designer. It is to be noted that all the four persons won an academy award for their works in the 2015 film.

The director, the Miller, said that he thought of making Charlize Theron (44 years old) do the role, and then use de-aging software to make her young as if she is in her late 20s. But then he got the idea of making a fresh line to the character by adding a new one, Anya Taylor (24 years old).

Fans are waiting eagerly to watch this movie in theaters soon, and production seems to be going at full pace.

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