Anya-Taylor Joy Expresses Excitement Over ‘Mad Max’ ‘Furiosa’ Spin-Off

The actor also touched upon her busy schedule.

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Anya-Taylor Joy continues to express excitement over working on George Miller’s Mad Max Furiosa spin-off.

One of the most popular actors working right now, Anya-Taylor Joy is ready to get to work on George Miller’s upcoming Mad Max spin-off focusing on a younger Furiosa. The film will also star Chris Hemsworth, though it’s likely he won’t be playing Mad Max himself considering the film is a prequel focusing on a younger, less experienced Imperator Furiosa.

The Furiosa film is set to hit theatres in 2023, giving the rising star plenty of time to work on other projects. Speaking with Josh O’Connor for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Anya-Taylor Joy discussed her upcoming jam-packed schedule, and how she can’t wait to get to work on the Mad Max film. She specifically touched upon her excitement on working with George Miller, who hasn’t directed a film since Mad Max: Fury Road hit cinemas six years ago.

“I’ve got a grace period until August, and then I will be working back to back until mid-2023. Hear me out about this. Everyone thought I was mental doing Emma, [Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho], and Queen’s Gambit. And to be fair, I was. I recognize that. It was a wild thing to do, but I had to do it. I’ve realized now how unhealthy I am, and the way that I’m thinking about it is if I can get a routine where I exist off of something other than Diet Coke and cigarettes and I can do this and be happier. The thing that makes me most excited about “Furiosa” is, No. 1, George Miller. That brain is incredible. I’m also really excited to do something physical. To physically become something else is something that will weirdly give me a lot of peace.

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Here is the official synopsis for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Directed by George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, and Josh Helman.

Furiosa is slated for a June 23, 2023 release. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on George Miller’s plans for the Mad Max franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more content!