Charlize Theron confirms prequel for Mad Max based on Furiosa is happening

Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road

One of the best movies of the decade, one can agree, is Mad Max: Fury Road. The film was a gallon full of action and breathtaking landscapes, something that was a visual delight for the audience. And the great news is that the film is not the last one in the franchise. Charlize Theron, lead actress from the film who played the character of Imperator Furiosa in the hit film. In an interview with Variety, the gorgeous Oscar winner spoke about the upcoming film that will focus on her character.

Titled Mad Max: Furiosa, the prequel will showcase the former life of Imperator Furiosa and her road to Immortan Joe. The actress told the magazine, “I’d love to. There were three scripts. They were written as back stories to Max’s character and to Furiosa’s character. But at the end of the day, this thing lives and breathes with George [director George Miller]. I think Warner Bros. knows that. We are all waiting for him to show us the way.”

Mad Max, the first film in the franchise, began way back in 1979. It was meant to be a story set in the Australian desert, and Braveheart star Mel Gibson played the titular role for three of the films: Mad Max, Mad Max 2 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdrome. The franchise was given a reboot in 2015, when Tom Hardy took over the role and the entire backdrop to the film was improved upon. Mad Max: Fury Road went on to win six Oscars and fans are now asking for more.

Another update to the film was that originally the characters were supposed to be albino, with serious African paint. However, they played around with costumes for the cast. At that time, Charlize Theron said she was looking forward to shooting for over 100 days in the desert, and thought she could shave her head to save on time taken for hair and makeup. What was born was Imperator Furiosa.

After Mad Max: Furiosa, another script may be written that is tentatively titled Mad Max: The Wasteland.  That film’s storyline will continue from the third original film, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdrome.

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