Anya Taylor-Joy Forges Her Path in Explosive New “Furiosa” Trailer

Nine years after George Miller’s more or less flawless Mad Max: Fury Road introduced an unbelievable Charlize Theron as Furiosa, the story of how Theron’s one-armed warrior supreme came to be is racing toward theaters. The latest trailer for Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga paints a clearer picture of what kind of story Miller aims to tell, and that’s one of vengeance. Furiosa is, of course, centered on a young Furiosa (Anya Taylor-Joy) and reveals how this singular woman came to become the fearsome and fearless liberator we came to know in Fury Road. Here, she has to battle against the man who obliterated her childhood and took away her beloved mother, Chris Hemsworth’s Warlord Dementus.

Furiosa will take us back to that original sin committed against her as a child when she was snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and ended up in the snares of Dementus, the leader of the great Biker Horde. The trailer reveals a key moment before Furiosa is snatched away—her mother tells her that no matter what, she has to find her way home. Thus began her years-long struggle against the lunatics roaming the vast wasteland and vying for supremacy in a broken world. Furiosa will fight them all to keep her mother’s promise.

Miller’s latest is set 45 years after the collapse of society and details how the young Furiosa managed to become a master of all things mechanical and survive a war between Warlord Dementus and Immortan Joe (Lachy Hulme). The new trailer delivers more looks at the ingenious practical effects and unparalleled stunts that made Fury Road a phenomenon and multiple Oscar winner.

Furiosa’s exploits in Fury Road were significant—risking life and what was left of her limbs to free a gaggle of female prisoners from Immortan Joe, the sadistic ruler of the citadel. In Furiosa, it seems Immortan Joe, being the enemy of her enemy, might prove himself to be a friend of sorts to our heroine. 

Once again, 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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