New images from the set of Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa reveal Anya Taylor-Joy in costume as the film’s younger Furiosa.
Furiosa was previously played by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, in which the character turned on her master, Immortan Joe, and freed his captive wives. Furiosa will serve as an origin story for the character, set prior to her meeting with Tom Hardy’s Max.
The new images reveal Anya Taylor-Joy will not be sporting Charlize Theron’s buzz cut for the film, presumably showing the character prior to her ascent to the rank of Imperator.
Anya Taylor-Joy Is Furiosa
The new set photos show Anya Taylor-Joy sporting bedraggled brunette hair and a simplistic, scruffy outfit. It looks like this will be Furiosa in her early days, before she held a significant position in the Immortan Joe’s militia.
In the set photos, Taylor-Joy can also be seen wearing a green glove so her hand can be removed with CGI later. Whether the film will pick up after Furiosa has already lost her arm or whether this will be shown in Furiosa is not yet known.
Check out the new images of Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa below:
Alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, another actor in an appropriately post-apocalyptic outfit can be seen shooting scenes for Furiosa. Taylor-Joy has previously suggested she would be willing to shave her head for the role, so there’s a chance the prequel will show the origins of Furiosa’s iconic Fury Road look.
Here is the synopsis for Furiosa:
As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.
The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth. It is directed by George Miller.
Furiosa is currently set to hit theaters on May 24, 2024. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming Mad Max prequel, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.