Furiosa is the upcoming new installment in the Mad Max film series. It is a prequel to the events of Mad Max: Fury Road from 2015. The film will focus on the titular heroine she plays Anya Taylor-Joy. George Miller is again directing and writing.
It is also present in the project Chris Hemsworth, but his role is shrouded in mystery, and in the photos from the set he is unrecognizable. However, the actor shed some light on what to expect from the highly anticipated spin-off.
In an interview with Happy Sad Confused, he said that he often gets the script and after the first and second reading he knows who his character is. Here he immediately felt a kind of instinctive attachment to it. He added that he read the script two years before filming began and was very impressed. He admitted it was the most beautiful thing he had read.
I love George Miller, but I didn’t know who this character was. We did about four weeks of rehearsals, we dug into it, and things started to dawn on me. And then, about two weeks before shooting, something clicked.
He went on to say that he began to understand who this character was and how he moved. Despite everything, during several years of preparation, he was terrified – he did not want to spoil the iconic series. He was afraid it would be his fault that he would destroy the franchise Mad Max. In the interview, he didn’t want to reveal too much, but he seems to have confirmed reports that he was cast as the villainous warlord Dementus, joking that “he’s a nice guy.”
Despite these concerns, Chris Hemsworth said that Furiosa was the best experience of his career and the project he is most proud of.
I put more work into it than anything I’ve ever done. The collaboration I had with George was just beautiful and working with Anya [Taylor-Joy] she was amazing.
In the cast furios in addition to Taylor-Joy, there are: Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Furiosa – cinema premiere on May 24, 2024.