“Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” Drops its Scorching First Trailer

The first trailer for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga has arrived, easily one of 2024’s most feverishly awaited films. Furiosa arrives nine years after Miller’s nearly flawless Fury Road, which starred Tom Hardy as the titular Max and an unbelievable Charlize Theron as Furiosa, the ferocious, fearless heroine who was easily the heart and soul of the movie. Furiosa’s exploits in Fury Road were significant—risking life and what was left of her limbs, she freed a gaggle of female prisoners from Immortan Joe, the sadistic ruler of the citadel in the parched, post-apocalyptic wasteland of a ruined world. Furiosa will take us back and follow her in her younger years (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) when she was snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and ended up in the snares of Warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth), the leader of the great Biker Horde, and thus began her years-long struggle against the lunatics roaming the vast wasteland and vying for supremacy of a broken world.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is set 45 years after the collapse of society, and with a nifty opening text crawl (think of the iconic Star Wars crawl, only appropriately; the words here race at you like souped-up vehicles), we learn that the film is centered on Furiosa’s violent odyssey as she desperately tries to get back home. In order to do so, she’ll be required to master all things mechanical and survive a war between Warlord Dementus and Immortan Joe. The trailer is short on specifics, but it delivers glimpses of the ingenious practical effects and unparalleled stunts that made Fury Road a phenomenon and multiple Oscar winner.

Miller directs from a script he wrote alongside his Fury Road co-writer Nick Lathouris, and he’s built the world of Furiosa with plenty more Fury Road alums, including production designer Colin Gibson, costume designer Jenny Beavan, and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of whom won an Oscar for their work on Fury Road.

Check out the trailer below. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga revs into theaters on May 24, 2024:

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Featured image: Caption: Anya Taylor-Joy in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


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